Definitions

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  • n. temple, sanctuary, hall
  • n. enclosure, court, dwelling, building, house
  • n. A Korean-style bar or pub

Etymologies

From Old English hof ("enclosure, court, dwelling, building, house, hall, temple, sanctuary"), from Proto-Germanic *hufan, from Proto-Indo-European *kewp-, a suffixed form of *kew- (“bend, cove, hollow”). More at howf, hovel. (Wiktionary)
From Korean 호프 (hopeu), in turn from German Hofbräuhaus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Three of them closed in on me, sir, and harskin 'your pardon, sir, I was whippin' hof 'em to standstill when one of them tripped me from be'ind, sir, -- "

    Captivating Mary Carstairs

  • The favorite dishes for me were the poori (which was really sublime poori) and the sweet lassi, bot hof which were excellent.

    you know the one who made it made it because she was actually pretty good.

  • Metcountymounty why notjust go the whole hof and put some inflatable plastic PCs in there too? on March 9, 2008 at 9: 58 pm | Reply Inspector Bloke

    Homo Electric « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Metcountymounty why notjust go the whole hof and put some inflatable plastic PCs in there too?

    Homo Electric « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • January 12th, 2010 3:50 pm ET mark Mcgwire is still the man he needs to be in the hof who cares what he took everybody is taking them now days its just part of life people need to get over it or get a life

    McGwire: I used steroids

  • Schul-hof has said Sony is willing to inject more cash into the movie business.

    The Sony Scenarios

  • Plaintiff had requested that he be permitted to possess "runestones" as personal religious property and to construct a "hof" in which to conduct religious practices.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • However the court agreed with a Magistrate's recommendation to dismiss on qualified immunity grounds plaintiff's complaint that he was denied a hof.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Also, while there are presumably people who have accidentally killed others, and perhaps even murdered others, I suspect that bot hof those happen at rates not much higher than the general population.

    L.S.D., R.I.P.

  • Dit is die boodskap wat die ANC aan die ouers van die twee seuns wat in die hartseer voorval in Paballelo, Upington betrokke was, wil oordra. 'n 11 jarige seun het gister in die hof verskyn omdat hy klaarblyklik' n sewe jarige seun aangerand het met 'n stuk draad.

    ANC Members' statements in the National Assembly

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  • hof n. - enclosure, court, dwelling, building, house, hall: temple, sanctuary.

    October 11, 2011