Thesaurus

hew

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of hew

1 to bring down by cutting
  • laboriously hewed trees to build their rude log cabins

Synonyms for hew

Words Related to hew

2 to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion
  • decided to hew to the original plan rather than change everything

Synonyms for hew

Words Related to hew

Near Antonyms for hew

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About hew

Time Traveler for hew

Time Traveler

The first known use of hew was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast About hew

Thesaurus Entries Near hew

het up

hew

hewed

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Hew.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hew. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on hew

Nglish: Translation of hew for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!