hut

noun
\ ˈhət \

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, ˈhəp \

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

Not quite a house, not quite a hut, this pavilion designed by Anders Hermansen defies easy definition. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 That basic hut is still standing, but what goes on inside it has been transformed, as security information from around the park is transmitted back and analyzed. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 2018 Amid shimmering waterfalls, pockmarked rocks and scraggly pines, tiny pilgrims make their way along narrow paths toward picturesque huts and famous sites. Lori Waxman, chicagotribune.com, "Xu Longsen's artistic reminder of the vastness of nature," 14 June 2018 The 12-day trip ended at Escandón, Mexico, in a green and unfamiliar land of jaguars, palm thatch huts and dark, Spanish-speaking natives. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Old American colony in Mexico clings to its past," 18 May 2018 Hermansen designed the hut to take advantage of the outdoors. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 In the same climactic closing montage, Camille discovers from John Keene that Amma used to play in the hut with Natalie and Ann, which—if Willis’s theory is correct—puts her in imminent danger. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sharp Objects Episode 4: Something's Rotten in Wind Gap," 30 July 2018 Finally Stevie J’s, a little hut at 1831 W. Jefferson Street, unfortunately gets a DNF. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "After an extensive taste test, here are the best BBQ ribs in Louisville," 29 June 2018 Some women have to sleep in the huts for an entire week. New York Times, "Where a Taboo Is Leading to the Deaths of Young Girls," 19 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 \

Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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