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hoof

 (ho͝of, ho͞of)
n. pl. hooves (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz) or hoofs
1.
a. The horny sheath covering the toes or lower part of the foot of a mammal of the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla, such as a horse, ox, or deer.
b. The foot of such an animal, especially a horse.
2. Slang The human foot.
v. hoofed, hoof·ing, hoofs
v.tr.
To trample with the hooves.
v.intr. Slang
1. To dance, especially as a professional.
2. To go on foot; walk.
Idioms:
hoof it Slang
1. To walk.
2. To dance.
on the hoof
Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.

[Middle English hof, from Old English hōf.]

hoof

(huːf)
n, pl hooves (huːvz) or hoofs
1. (Zoology)
a. the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
b. (in combination): a hoofbeat. ungular
2. (Zoology) the foot of an ungulate mammal
3. (Zoology) a hoofed animal
4. facetious a person's foot
5. on the hoof
a. (of livestock) alive
b. in an impromptu manner: he did his thinking on the hoof.
vb
6. (tr) to kick or trample with the hoofs
7. hoof it slang
a. to walk
b. to dance
[Old English hōf; related to Old Norse hōfr, Old High German huof (German Huf), Sanskrit saphás]
ˈhoofless adj
ˈhoofˌlike adj

hoof

(hʊf, huf)

n., pl. hoofs hooves for 1,2,4; hoof for 3,5; n.
1. the horny covering protecting the ends of the digits or encasing the foot in certain animals, as the ox and horse.
2. the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc.
3. Older Use. a hoofed animal, esp. one of a herd.
4. Informal. the human foot.
v.t.
5. Slang. to walk (often fol. by it): Let's hoof it.
v.i.
6. Slang. to dance, esp. to tap-dance.
Idioms:
on the hoof, (of livestock) not butchered; live.
[before 1000; Middle English hof, Old English hōf, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hōf, Old High German huof, Old Norse hōfr; compare Skt śaphás]

hoof


Past participle: hoofed
Gerund: hoofing

Imperative
hoof
hoof
Present
I hoof
you hoof
he/she/it hoofs
we hoof
you hoof
they hoof
Preterite
I hoofed
you hoofed
he/she/it hoofed
we hoofed
you hoofed
they hoofed
Present Continuous
I am hoofing
you are hoofing
he/she/it is hoofing
we are hoofing
you are hoofing
they are hoofing
Present Perfect
I have hoofed
you have hoofed
he/she/it has hoofed
we have hoofed
you have hoofed
they have hoofed
Past Continuous
I was hoofing
you were hoofing
he/she/it was hoofing
we were hoofing
you were hoofing
they were hoofing
Past Perfect
I had hoofed
you had hoofed
he/she/it had hoofed
we had hoofed
you had hoofed
they had hoofed
Future
I will hoof
you will hoof
he/she/it will hoof
we will hoof
you will hoof
they will hoof
Future Perfect
I will have hoofed
you will have hoofed
he/she/it will have hoofed
we will have hoofed
you will have hoofed
they will have hoofed
Future Continuous
I will be hoofing
you will be hoofing
he/she/it will be hoofing
we will be hoofing
you will be hoofing
they will be hoofing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoofing
you have been hoofing
he/she/it has been hoofing
we have been hoofing
you have been hoofing
they have been hoofing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoofing
you will have been hoofing
he/she/it will have been hoofing
we will have been hoofing
you will have been hoofing
they will have been hoofing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoofing
you had been hoofing
he/she/it had been hoofing
we had been hoofing
you had been hoofing
they had been hoofing
Conditional
I would hoof
you would hoof
he/she/it would hoof
we would hoof
you would hoof
they would hoof
Past Conditional
I would have hoofed
you would have hoofed
he/she/it would have hoofed
we would have hoofed
you would have hoofed
they would have hoofed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoof - the foot of an ungulate mammalhoof - the foot of an ungulate mammal  
animal foot, foot - the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
hoof - the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals
cloven foot, cloven hoof - a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
horse's foot - the hoof of a horse
hoofed mammal, ungulate - any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
toe - forepart of a hoof
2.hoof - the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals
hoof - the foot of an ungulate mammal
horny structure, unguis - any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
Verb1.hoof - walk; "let's hoof it to the disco"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.hoof - dance in a professional capacity
dance - an artistic form of nonverbal communication
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

hoof

noun foot, trotter, cloot The horses' hooves could not get a proper grip.
Related words
technical name ungula
adjective ungular

hoof

verb
1. Slang. To move rhythmically to music, using patterns of steps or gestures:
2. Slang. To go on foot:
Idiom: foot it.
Translations
حافِر
kopyto
hov
hufo
kaviosorkka
kopito
pata
hófur; klauf
kanopa
nags
kopyto
kopito
kopito

hoof

[huːf]
A. N (hoofs or hooves (pl))
1. [of horse] → casco m; [of other animals] → pezuña f
cloven hoofpata f hendida
cattle on the hoofganado m en pie
hoof and mouth disease (US) → fiebre f aftosa, glosopeda f
2. [of person] (= foot) → pezuña f, pata f
B. VT to hoof it (= walk) → ir a pata; (= depart) → liar el petate

hoof

[ˈhuːf] [hoofs] (pl) [hooves] [ˈhuːvz] (pl) nsabot m (d'un animal)

hoof

n pl <-s or hooves> → Huf m; hooves (hum inf: = feet) → Quadratlatschen pl (inf); cattle on the hoofVieh nt; to eat on the hoof (inf)unterwegs essen; they tend to make policy on the hoof (inf)sie legen ihre Politik oft aus dem Stegreif fest
vt to hoof it (inf: = go on foot) → latschen (inf); (= dance on stage)tingeln (inf)

hoof

[huːf] n (hoofs or hooves (pl)) → zoccolo

hoof

(huːf) , ((American) huf) plurals hooves (huːvz (American) huvz) , hoofs noun
the horny part of the feet of horses, cows etc. That horse has an injured hoof.