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HUT 6 

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Definitions and meaning of hut



  • IPA(key): /hʌt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Etymology 1

From Middle English *hutte, hotte, borrowed from Old French hutte, hute (cottage), from Old High German hutta (hut, cottage), from Proto-Germanic *hudjǭ, *hudjō (hut), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewt- (to deck; cover; covering; skin). Cognate with German Hütte (hut), Dutch hut (hut), West Frisian hutte (hut), Saterland Frisian Hutte (hut), Danish hytte (hut), Swedish hytta (hut). Related to hide.


hut (plural huts)

  1. A small, simple one-storey dwelling or shelter, often with just one room, and generally built of readily available local materials.
    • 1625, Nicholas Breton, “An Untrained Souldiour” in Characters and Essayes, Aberdeen: Edward Raban, p. 31,[3]
      And in his Hut, when hee to rest doth take him,
      Hee sleeps, till Drums or deadlie Pellets wake him.
    • 1751, Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, No. 186, 28 December, 1751, Volume 6, London: J. Payne and J. Bouquet, 1752, pp. 108-109,[4]
      [] love, that extends his dominion wherever humanity can be found, perhaps exerts the same power in the Greenlander’s hut, as in the palaces of eastern monarchs.
    • 1861, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, London: Chapman and Hall, Volume 2, Chapter 20, p. 341,[5]
      [] I was a hired-out shepherd in a solitary hut, not seeing no faces but faces of sheep till I half forgot wot men’s and women’s faces wos like,
    • 1958, Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, New York: Anchor Books, 1994, Chapter 11, p. 95,[6]
      There was an oil lamp in all the four huts on Okonkwo’s compound, and each hut seen from the others looked like a soft eye of yellow half-light set in the solid massiveness of night.
  2. A small wooden shed.
  3. (agriculture, obsolete) A small stack of grain.
Derived terms
See also
  • cabin
  • cottage
  • shack
  • shanty


hut (third-person singular simple present huts, present participle hutting, simple past and past participle hutted)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To provide (someone) with shelter in a hut.
    • 1631, Henry Hexham (translator), The Art of Fortification by Samuel Marolois, Amsterdam: John Johnson, Part 2, Figure 124 & 125,[7]
      [] commonly the Captaines, after their souldiers are hutted, build Hutts in the place, where their tents stood,
    • 1803, Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman and Rees, Volume 1, Letter 6, p. 200,[8]
      [] the scite of the New Town, where divisions of the 17th and 20th light dragoons had hutted themselves.
    • 1850, Washington Irving, The Life of Washington, New York: John W. Lovell, Volume 2, Chapter 56, p. 443,[9]
      His troops, hutted among the heights of Morristown, were half fed, half clothed, and inferior in number to the garrison of New York.
  2. (archaic, intransitive) To take shelter in a hut.
    • 1653, Newsletter sent from London to Edward Nicholas dated 17 June, 1653, in William Dunn Macray (ed.), Calendar of the Clarendon State Papers, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1869, Volume 2, p. 219,[10]
      Seven boatfuls of Dutch prisoners have been taken to Chelsea College, where they are to hut under the walls.
    • 1778, William Gordon, The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America, London: for the author, Volume 3, Letter 1, p. 11,[11]
      He removed with the troops, on the 19th, to Valley-forge, where they hutted, about sixteen miles from Philadelphia.
  3. (agriculture, obsolete, transitive) To stack (sheaves of grain).
    • 1796, James Donaldson, Modern Agriculture; or, The Present State of Husbandry in Great Britain, Edinburgh, Volume 2, p. 417,[12]
      The method of endeavouring to save corn in bad harvests, by hutting it in the field, is often practised in the north and west of Scotland,

Etymology 2

A short, sharp sound of command. Compare hey, hup, etc.



  1. (American football) Called by the quarterback to prepare the team for a play.



  • THU, Thu, UHT


Etymology 1

From Proto-Albanian *hut, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewt- (downwards). Cognate with Ancient Greek αὔτως (aútōs, in vain), Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌸𐌴𐌹𐍃 (auþeis).



  1. in vain, vainly
  2. empty, idle
  3. good, appropriate
Derived terms
  • hutoj
    • hutrrohem
    • hutrrojë

Etymology 2

From the adverb or an onomatopoeia (compare English hoot).


hut m (indefinite plural hutë, definite singular huti, definite plural hutët)

  1. owl




From Middle Dutch hutte, from Middle High German hütte, from Old High German hutta, from Proto-Germanic *hudjǭ.


  • IPA(key): /ɦʏt/
  • Hyphenation: hut
  • Rhymes: -ʏt


hut f (plural hutten, diminutive hutje n)

  1. a small wooden shed, hut.
  2. a primitive dwelling.
  3. a cabin on a boat.
  4. a usually simple recreational lodging, pub, or suchlike for scouting, mountaineering, skiing, and so on.
  5. (archaic or toponym) a roadhouse, inn or pub, sometimes primitive and/or of ill repute.

Derived terms

  • blokhut
  • dekhut
  • hutkoffer
  • plaggenhut
  • skihut
  • sleurhut
  • sneeuwhut
  • strohut
  • stuurhut
  • zweethut





  1. dog.

Old High German


From Proto-West Germanic *hūdi, from Proto-Germanic *hūdiz, whence also Old English hyd, Old Norse húð.


hūt f

  1. hide
  2. (anatomy) skin



  • Middle High German: hūt
    • Alemannic German: Hutt
      Walser: Huut
    • Central Franconian: Hock, Hout
      Hunsrik: Haut, haut
    • German: Haut
    • Luxembourgish: Haut
    • Yiddish: הויט(hoyt)



hut f

  1. genitive plural of huta




  1. behave! (same as: du ska veta hut! = vet hut! = hut!)


hut n

  1. decency, good manners, politeness, reason, common sense; only in a few expressions:
    du ska veta hut
    you should behave
    jag ska lära dig veta hut
    I shall teach you some decency
    jag kräver hut och hyfs av mina barn
    I demand good manners and behaviour of my children

Usage notes

  • Very rarely, one sees a definite form hutet

Related terms

  • huta
  • hutlös

See also

  • nu går skam på torra land

  • a small, mean or crudely built house.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)