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 ?
She thought she could walk back across the field, and get over the stile; and then, in the very next field, she thought she remembered there was a hovel of furze near a sheepfold.
This hovel however, joined a cottage of a neat and pleasant appearance, but after my late dearly bought experience, I dared not enter it.
It seemed that a couple of poor families lived in this hovel, for two women, each among children of her own, occupied different portions of the room.
The cretin's friends were there before me, and in front of his hovel I found a crowd of women and children and old people, who hailed my arrival with insults accompanied by a shower of stones.
The little hovel, built of thistle-stalks, in which they slept, neither kept out the wind nor rain; indeed in the latter case the only effect the roof had, was to condense it into larger drops.
In another moment I was standing outside the hovel, my chair-rail in my hand, every muscle of me quivering.
The hovel of a cutter of wood into lengths for burning, was the only house at that end; all else was wall.
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.
At that period there were but six or eight dwellings in the town; and these were miserable hovels, with roofs of straw and wooden chimneys.
The persons who, like ourselves, never cross the Place de Grève without casting a glance of pity and sympathy on that poor turret strangled between two hovels of the time of Louis XV.
On one side, the rich quarter stands squarely with its airy and lofty houses, laid out in regular order; on the other, is huddled together the poor quarter, a miserable collection of low hovels of a conical shape, in which a poverty-stricken multitude vegetate rather than live, since Kouka is neither a trading nor a commercial city.
In Moscow as soon as he entered his huge house in which the faded and fading princesses still lived, with its enormous retinue; as soon as, driving through the town, he saw the Iberian shrine with innumerable tapers burning before the golden covers of the icons, the Kremlin Square with its snow undisturbed by vehicles, the sleigh drivers and hovels of the Sivtsev Vrazhok, those old Moscovites who desired nothing, hurried nowhere, and were ending their days leisurely; when he saw those old Moscow ladies, the Moscow balls, and the English Club, he felt himself at home in a quiet haven.