American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crude or makeshift dwelling or shelter; a shack.
- n. A temporary structure for sheltering troops.
- v. To shelter or take shelter in a hut.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small or humble house; a hovel or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling.
- n. Milit., a rude wooden structure for the temporary housing of troops, as during a winter. Some military huts are large enough to house a hundred men.
- n. The back end or body of the breech-pin of a musket.
- To place in a hut or in huts: as, to hut troops in winter quarters.
- To lodge in a hut or in huts.
- n. A clod.
- n. The cottage of an Australian shepherd, sheep-shearer, or miner.
- n. a small wooden shed
- n. a primitive dwelling
- v. rare, archaic, transitive to put into a hut
- v. rare, archaic, intransitive to take shelter in a hut
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.
- n. small crude shelter used as a dwelling
- n. temporary military shelter
- From French hutte ("cottage"), from Middle High German hütte ( > German Hütte cf. Danish hytte). (Wiktionary)
- French hutte, of Germanic origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The shape of the hut is also energy - and resource-efficient, all cozy details that make it a prime location for late-night sleeping-bag storytelling.”
“Mr. Glenthorpe seemed very pleased with his interest, and told him about a valuable discovery made in a field near what he called the hut circles.”
“On the floor of the hut is a heap of fine twisting tree-roots which she brought from the forest yesterday; and under the shadow of her grassy roof she sits before the door weaving them into strong, neat baskets, like the one in which the men carried their dinner when they went to hunt.”
“From Morskie Oko (there is a nice but overcrowded mountain hut over there) you can go higher (red trail all the time) to Czarny Staw lake.”
“The hut is 3 meters by 3 meters (10 by 10 feet) in size, the walls are made of concrete, the roof is corrugated sheet metal, and the sparse furnishings include a bed and an oil lamp.”
“The actual hut is a complete wreck and is only meant for porters, but it is a good campsite with a toilet and stream nearby.”
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“Using foundations cast in repurposed tires, each hut is raised above ground level preventing issues that could arise due to moisture and decay.”
“This sloven real life jabba the hut is really a nuisance to society, but he has his moments of entertainment. jvoe Says:”
“My local is now a shivering tin hut next to a maximum security prison, when trade once went on in a brilliant building at the centre of Market Harborough's market.”
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