from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pen or coop for small animals, especially rabbits.
- n. A cupboard with drawers for storage and usually open shelves on top, often used for dishes.
- n. A chest or bin for storage.
- n. A hut.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
- n. A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed
- v. To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
- v. To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To place in huts; to live in huts.
- n. A chest, box, coffer, bin, coop, or the like, in which things may be stored, or animals kept
- n. A measure of two Winchester bushels.
- n. The case of a flour bolt.
- n. A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.
- n. A jig for washing ore.
- transitive v. To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
- transitive v. To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chest, box, coffer, bin, or other receptacle in which things may be stored: as, a grain-hutch.
- n. A bakers' kneading-trough.
- n. A box or trough used in connection with certain ore-dressing machines.
- n. A low-wheeled wagon in which coal is drawn up out of the pit.
- n. As a measure: A measure of two Winchester bushels.
- n. In Renfrewshire, Scotland, two hundred-weight of pyrites.
- n. The casing of a flourbolt.
- n. A box, coop, or pen in which a (small) animal is confined: as, a rabbit-hutch.
- n. A fisherman's shanty.
- To hoard or lay up, as in a chest.
- In mining, to wash, as ore, in a tub or hutch.
- To shrug.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
- n. small crude shelter used as a dwelling
Middle English huche, chest, from Old French, from Medieval Latin hūtica, possibly of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English hucche ("storage chest"), variation of Middle English whucce from Old English hwicce, hwice "box, chest". Spelling influenced by unrelated Old French huche ("chest"), from Medieval Latin hūtica, from a different Germanic root, from Frankish *hutta, from Proto-Germanic *hudjā-, *hudjan- (“box, hut, hutch”). Akin to Old English hȳdan "to conceal, hide". More at hide (Wiktionary)