hut

noun
\ ˈhət How to pronounce hut (audio) \

Definition of hut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an often small and temporary dwelling of simple construction : shack
2 : a simple shelter from the elements
\ ˈhət How to pronounce hut (audio) , ˈhəp How to pronounce hut (audio) \

Definition of hut (Entry 2 of 2)

used to mark a marching cadence

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Other Words from hut

Noun

hut verb

Synonyms for hut

Synonyms: Noun

cabin, camp, hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hutch, hutment, shack, shanty

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Examples of hut in a Sentence

Noun

smoke rose from a fisherman's hut on the shore of the lake

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Two of the hut’s walls are built from doors that swing open to the outside. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 Nineteen-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang had been working as a lamp keeper on a rompong — a floating hut used to catch fish — when strong winds snapped the rope anchoring the vessel and carried him out to sea. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Indonesian Teen Aldi Novel Adilang Survived 49 Days at Sea in a Tiny Fishing Raft," 24 Sep. 2018 But as we near a few huts made of branches and draped with mosquito netting, a slender woman in a worn T-shirt and sari totters toward us. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Farmers, tourists, and cattle threaten to wipe out some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers," 17 May 2018 View the northern lights from a mobile hut Kilpisjärvi, Finland Kilpisjärvi, a remote Finnish village, is known for its beautiful Arctic tundra. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Extreme camping: Hang off a cliff, sleep near a volcano, wake up with penguins," 1 Mar. 2018 Park yourself at the new Six Senses, which recently opened atop an oceanside cliff, with a rigorous wellness program, a kitchen garden with a mushroom hut, and a wide infinity pool that appears to plunge off the edge of the earth. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Eventually, the harbor will add bath huts, a theater, hotel, restaurants, and shops. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark," 9 July 2018 Two more huts, part of the Eklutna Traverse, were built in 1968. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry," 8 July 2018 The resort’s public buildings, including its conference space, were designed to evoke Quonset huts, Bram said, the humble semicircular structures mass-produced during World War II that were once common in the desert. Roger Vincent, latimes.com, "Sprawling casita-style resort being built in Coachella near music festival venues," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of hut

Noun

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Interjection

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hut

Noun

French hutte, from Old French hute, from Old High German hutta hut; probably akin to Old English hȳd skin, hide

Interjection

probably alteration of hep entry 1

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hut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hut

: a small and simple house or building

hut

noun
\ ˈhət How to pronounce hut (audio) \

Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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