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hew

strike forcefully with a cutting instrument; to fell; to uphold or conform to rules: hew to the tenets of the church
Not to be confused with:
hue – gradation of a color; tint: It had a pinkish hue.; outcry: the hue and clamor of the crowd
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HEW

abbr.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

hew

 (hyo͞o)
v. hewed, hewn (hyo͞on) or hewed, hew·ing, hews
v.tr.
1. To make or shape with or as if with an axe: hew a path through the underbrush.
2. To cut down with an axe; fell: hew an oak.
3. To strike or cut; cleave.
v.intr.
1. To cut something by repeated blows, as of an axe.
2. To adhere or conform strictly; hold: hew to the line.

[Middle English hewen, from Old English hēawan; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

hew′er n.
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hew

(hjuː)
vb, hews, hewing, hewed, hewed or hewn (hjuːn)
1. to strike (something, esp wood) with cutting blows, as with an axe
2. (often foll by: out) to shape or carve from a substance
3. (tr; often foll by away, down, from, off, etc) to sever from a larger or another portion
4. (often foll by: to) US and Canadian to conform (to a code, principle, etc)
[Old English hēawan; related to Old Norse heggva, Old Saxon hāwa, Old High German houwan, Latin cūdere to beat]
ˈhewer n

HEW

(in the US) abbreviation for
(Social Welfare) Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
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hew

(hyu or, often, yu)

v. hewed, hewed hewn, hew•ing. v.t.
1. to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop.
2. to make, shape, or smooth with or as if with cutting blows: to hew a statue from marble.
3. to sever (a part) from a whole by means of cutting blows: to hew branches from the tree.
4. to cut down; fell: trees hewed down by the storm.
v.i.
5. to strike with cutting blows; cut.
6. to uphold, follow closely, or conform (usu. fol. by to): to hew to the tenets of a political party.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hēawan, c. Old Saxon hauwan, Old High German houwan, Old Norse hǫggva]
hew′er, n.

HEW

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
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hew


Past participle: hewed/hewn
Gerund: hewing

Imperative
hew
hew
Present
I hew
you hew
he/she/it hews
we hew
you hew
they hew
Preterite
I hewed
you hewed
he/she/it hewed
we hewed
you hewed
they hewed
Present Continuous
I am hewing
you are hewing
he/she/it is hewing
we are hewing
you are hewing
they are hewing
Present Perfect
I have hewed/hewn
you have hewed/hewn
he/she/it has hewed/hewn
we have hewed/hewn
you have hewed/hewn
they have hewed/hewn
Past Continuous
I was hewing
you were hewing
he/she/it was hewing
we were hewing
you were hewing
they were hewing
Past Perfect
I had hewed/hewn
you had hewed/hewn
he/she/it had hewed/hewn
we had hewed/hewn
you had hewed/hewn
they had hewed/hewn
Future
I will hew
you will hew
he/she/it will hew
we will hew
you will hew
they will hew
Future Perfect
I will have hewed/hewn
you will have hewed/hewn
he/she/it will have hewed/hewn
we will have hewed/hewn
you will have hewed/hewn
they will have hewed/hewn
Future Continuous
I will be hewing
you will be hewing
he/she/it will be hewing
we will be hewing
you will be hewing
they will be hewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hewing
you have been hewing
he/she/it has been hewing
we have been hewing
you have been hewing
they have been hewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hewing
you will have been hewing
he/she/it will have been hewing
we will have been hewing
you will have been hewing
they will have been hewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hewing
you had been hewing
he/she/it had been hewing
we had been hewing
you had been hewing
they had been hewing
Conditional
I would hew
you would hew
he/she/it would hew
we would hew
you would hew
they would hew
Past Conditional
I would have hewed/hewn
you would have hewed/hewn
he/she/it would have hewed/hewn
we would have hewed/hewn
you would have hewed/hewn
they would have hewed/hewn
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hew - make or shape as with an axe; "hew out a path in the rock"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
rough-hew, roughcast - hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew stone or timber"
2.hew - strike with an axe; cut down, strike; "hew an oak"
snag - hew jaggedly
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
hew, hew out - make or shape as with an axe; "hew out a path in the rock"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

hew

verb
1. cut, chop, axe, hack, split, lop He felled, peeled and hewed his own timber.
2. (Old-fashioned) carve, make, form, fashion, shape, model, sculpture, sculpt medieval monasteries hewn out of the rockface
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hew

verb
To bring down, as with a saw or ax:
chop down, cut (down), fell.
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Translations
يَقْطَعُ بِفَأْسيَنْحَتُ، يَشُقُّ طَريقاً
porazitproklestitsekat
huggekløveudhugge
vágvagdal
höggva
cirstizcirst
cioplisculpta
prekliesniť
kesmekyarmak

hew

[hjuː] (hewed (pt) (hewed) (hewn (pp))) VT (= cut) → cortar; [+ trees] → talar; (= shape, work) → labrar, tallar
hew down VT + ADVtalar
hew out VT + ADVexcavar
a figure hewn out of the rockuna figura tallada en la roca
to hew out a careerhacerse una carrera
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hew

[ˈhjuː] vt [+ wood] → couper; [+ stone] → tailler
ancient caves hewn from the rock → de vieilles cavernes taillées dans la roche
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hew

pret <hewed>, ptp <hewn or hewed>
vthauen; (= shape)behauen; to hew something (in)to piecesetw in Stücke hauen; to be hewn into logszu Klötzen gehackt werden; they hewed their captives to piecessie zerstückelten ihre Gefangenen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hew

[hjuː] (hewed (pt) (hewed or hewn (pp))) vt (wood) → tagliare; (stone, coal) → scavare; (statue) → scolpire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hew

(hjuː) past tense hewed ; past participle hewed ~hewn (hjuːn) verb
1. to cut with an axe, sword etc. He hewed down the tree.
2. to cut out or shape with an axe, sword etc. He hewed a path through the forest.
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References in classic literature ?
Hewing to right and left, I beat my way down that warrior-choked spiral until, near the bottom, those below, thinking that an army was descending upon them, turned and fled.
Jalalamar Hewing 44, of Kentucky was arrested at 11:32 p.m.
RAWALPINDI -- Cantonment Board Administration has initiated the hewing of centuries old trees on Peshawar road in regard of extension of road and park.
The black gold comes up from the earth''s inner deep, Mineworkers hewing and hacking in the dark, they do not sleep.
Nigel Hewing broke into six addresses in Radcliffeon-Trent, Nottinghamshire, over a 10-year period between 2002 and 2012 and stole underwear from his victims.