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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
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Definition of hut (Entry 2 of 2)

used to mark a marching cadence

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Other Words from hut


hut verb

Synonyms for hut

Synonyms: Noun

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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 For instance, some cities in Congo, Eritrea and Burundi tax a wooden hut at the same rate as a brick one with similar dimensions. The Economist, "A tax on all your houses A mayor is reforming Sierra Leone’s rotten property tax," 20 June 2020 Per the home-rental platform's findings, travelers looking to stay in spaces like shepherd's huts and tiny homes have trended up 112% and 85% respectively from 2019 to 2020. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "From tiny homes to shepherd's huts, travelers are thinking smaller, according to Airbnb," 11 Feb. 2020 But a quick walk around shows many of the 700 Guarani Mbya like to stay near one another, telling stories, praying in their clay huts and eating fruit from their own trees. Washington Post, "Tiny indigenous land highlights Brazil’s environmental woes," 4 Feb. 2020 But there’s a warming hut and bathrooms in the parking lot, about a 2-mile snowshoe hike from the winter camping spot, and the view of Mt. Rainier from the lake is one of the most sought-after in the park. Stephanie Granada, Sunset Magazine, "From Snowy Yellowstone to Sunny Kauai, These Winter Camping Spots Are Breathtaking and Uncrowded," 17 Jan. 2020 The political empire crumbled after a massive FBI probe peppered with eye-popping details: $1,000 hidden in a cigarette pack, a trip to Vegas, a poolside tiki hut and pizza oven. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Tamir Rice shot dead, Cavs win it all: Biggest stories of the 2010s," 27 Dec. 2019 Memories came flooding back — the day a shell went off outside a thatched hut and his friend died next to him. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "How Detroit Lions helped honor 79 Michigan veterans, as they relived the horrors of war," 4 Nov. 2019 Komla Sarkar, who lives in the village of Chandpur in Bangladesh’s flood-prone south, recalls childhood days when her parents grew crops and kept goats and chickens between their hut and the water. The Economist, "Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts," 17 Aug. 2019 Last year's insanity included a moving 20-foot gorilla, a seven-eyed jaguar, a laser harp hut and a gummy bear pyramid. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Zhu & More Top Meow Wolf's Trippy Taos Vortex Fest 2019," 23 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of hut


1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hut


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


probably alteration of hep entry 1

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28 Jun 2020

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“Hut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hut

: a small and simple house or building


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Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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