hovel


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hov·el

 (hŭv′əl, hŏv′-)
n.
1. A small, miserable dwelling.
2. An open, low shed.

[Middle English, hut.]

hovel

(ˈhʌvəl; ˈhɒv-)
n
1. a ramshackle dwelling place
2. (Agriculture) an open shed for livestock, carts, etc
3. (Ceramics) the conical building enclosing a kiln
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
to shelter or be sheltered in a hovel
[C15: of unknown origin]

hov•el

(ˈhʌv əl, ˈhɒv-)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a small, very humble dwelling.
2. any dirty, disorganized dwelling.
3. an open shed, as for sheltering cattle or tools.
v.t.
4. to shelter or lodge as in a hovel.
[1375–1425; of uncertain orig.]

hovel

- A conical building enclosing a kiln.
See also related terms for kiln.

hovel


Past participle: hovelled
Gerund: hovelling

Imperative
hovel
hovel
Present
I hovel
you hovel
he/she/it hovels
we hovel
you hovel
they hovel
Preterite
I hovelled
you hovelled
he/she/it hovelled
we hovelled
you hovelled
they hovelled
Present Continuous
I am hovelling
you are hovelling
he/she/it is hovelling
we are hovelling
you are hovelling
they are hovelling
Present Perfect
I have hovelled
you have hovelled
he/she/it has hovelled
we have hovelled
you have hovelled
they have hovelled
Past Continuous
I was hovelling
you were hovelling
he/she/it was hovelling
we were hovelling
you were hovelling
they were hovelling
Past Perfect
I had hovelled
you had hovelled
he/she/it had hovelled
we had hovelled
you had hovelled
they had hovelled
Future
I will hovel
you will hovel
he/she/it will hovel
we will hovel
you will hovel
they will hovel
Future Perfect
I will have hovelled
you will have hovelled
he/she/it will have hovelled
we will have hovelled
you will have hovelled
they will have hovelled
Future Continuous
I will be hovelling
you will be hovelling
he/she/it will be hovelling
we will be hovelling
you will be hovelling
they will be hovelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hovelling
you have been hovelling
he/she/it has been hovelling
we have been hovelling
you have been hovelling
they have been hovelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hovelling
you will have been hovelling
he/she/it will have been hovelling
we will have been hovelling
you will have been hovelling
they will have been hovelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hovelling
you had been hovelling
he/she/it had been hovelling
we had been hovelling
you had been hovelling
they had been hovelling
Conditional
I would hovel
you would hovel
he/she/it would hovel
we would hovel
you would hovel
they would hovel
Past Conditional
I would have hovelled
you would have hovelled
he/she/it would have hovelled
we would have hovelled
you would have hovelled
they would have hovelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hovel - small crude shelter used as a dwellinghovel - small crude shelter used as a dwelling
igloo, iglu - an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
mudhif - a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

hovel

noun
1. hut, hole, shed, cabin, den, slum, shack, shanty They lived in a squalid hovel for the next five years.
2. dump, hole, pigsty The room I was given was a hovel.

hovel

noun
An ugly, squalid dwelling:
Translations
مَسْكِن بَسيط، زَريبَه
chatrč
skur
hreysi
lūšna
būda
ufak pis ev

hovel

[ˈhɒvəl] Ncasucha f, cuchitril m, tugurio m (esp LAm)

hovel

[ˈhʌvəl ˈhɒvəl] ntaudis m

hovel

narmselige Hütte; (fig pej)Bruchbude f, → Loch nt (inf)

hovel

[ˈhɒvl] ntugurio

hovel

(ˈhovəl) , ((American) ˈha-) noun
a small, dirty house.
References in classic literature ?
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
It gave her a large respect for us, and she strained the lean possibilities of her hovel to the utmost to make us comfortable.
Having levelled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
The hovel of a cutter of wood into lengths for burning, was the only house at that end; all else was wall.
You want to know why I am living here like a hermit in a vulgar two-roomed hovel instead of tasting the delights of London society with my beautiful and devoted young wife.
Sancho slept that night in a cot in the same chamber with Don Quixote, a thing he would have gladly excused if he could for he knew very well that with questions and answers his master would not let him sleep, and he was in no humour for talking much, as he still felt the pain of his late martyrdom, which interfered with his freedom of speech; and it would have been more to his taste to sleep in a hovel alone, than in that luxurious chamber in company.
In another moment I was standing outside the hovel, my chair-rail in my hand, every muscle of me quivering.
Mercedes, although deposed from the exalted position she had occupied, lost in the sphere she had now chosen, like a person passing from a room splendidly lighted into utter darkness, appeared like a queen, fallen from her palace to a hovel, and who, reduced to strict necessity, could neither become reconciled to the earthen vessels she was herself forced to place upon the table, nor to the humble pallet which had become her bed.
She got him some linen, tried to clean his hovel and dreamed of installing him in the bake-house without his being in Madame's way.
Who could suppose that a sensible man could leave his house, France, his ward -- a charming youth, for we saw him in the camp -- to fly to the aid of a rotten, worm-eaten royalty, which is going to crumble one of these days like an old hovel.
as the worthy lord of the hovel had neither coat nor breeches on which to place them.
And now the half- weaned calves that have been sheltering themselves in a gorse- built hovel against the left-hand wall come out and set up a silly answer to that terrible bark, doubtless supposing that it has reference to buckets of milk.