Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of hot.
  • See hight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete To command; to enjoin.
  • verb obsolete To promise.
  • verb obsolete To be called; to be named.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To command; to enjoin.
  • verb obsolete To promise.
  • verb obsolete To be called, be named.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English hoten, from Old English hātan ("to command, be called"), from Proto-Germanic *haitanan (“command, name”), from Proto-Indo-European *kei-, *ki- (“put in motion, be moving”). Cognate with Dutch heten ("to be named"), German heißen ("to be called"), Swedish heta ("to be called"). Related to hight, hete.

Examples

  • The Seattle company, whose name is pronounced "hote," said it will offer a paid service to businesses to regularly scan their Web sites for potentially damaging code.

    Start-Up's Web-Security Tool

  • But he washed his hands and brushed his hair and they descended to the dining-room, where they ate a 'table d'hote' meal, beginning with lukewarm soup and ending with salty ice cream.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

  • The 'table d'hote' meal eaten, the next feature of Mrs. Dott's program was the visit to the Aunt Lavinia homestead.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

  • I took up my abode at the French hotel in the Calle de la Niveria, and was allotted a species of cockloft, or garret, to sleep in, for the house was filled with guests, being a place of much resort, on account of the excellent table d'hote which is kept there.

    The Bible in Spain; or, the journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula

  • It's twenty minutes past six, and the table d'hote's on time. "

    The Reverberator

  • I took up my abode at the French hotel in the Calle de la Niveria, and was allotted a species of cockloft, or garret, to sleep in, for the house was filled with guests, being a place of much resort, on account of the excellent table d’hote which is kept there.

    The Bible in Spain

  • She is gorgeous in her normal state, with adorable hair and sparkling eyes that reflect her personality and a sweet little mouth that will break into a wide smile at any moment - but when she busts out her mad makeup skillz, she is way glam, and one hote mama.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Right now, Worldcon-wise, my main concern is the alarming delay in releasing convention hote info.

    Hugo Voting and Nominations on the Cheap!

  • She is gorgeous in her normal state, with adorable hair and sparkling eyes that reflect her personality and a sweet little mouth that will break into a wide smile at any moment - but when she busts out her mad makeup skillz, she is way glam, and one hote mama.

    Still More BFF Blogger Goodness!

  • It was BlogFriendsFest this weekend, three days in Niagara Falls with the hote ladies of local-ish blogging.

    Archive 2008-07-01

Comments

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  • Do you know when you're on vacation and you say "let's go home" when you mean "let's go back to the hotel?" I've taken to saying "let's go hote" when staying abroad, just to avoid/create confusion.

    March 22, 2014

  • "just to avoid/create confusion" seems like a very useful phrase...

    March 23, 2014

  • Either way, I'm having hotemeal for breakfast.

    March 23, 2014

  • Hoters gonna hote.

    March 24, 2014