Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A former past participle of heave.
  • See hooven.

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

  • adjective Affected with the disease called hoove.
  • p. p. of heave.

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

  • adjective Affected with the disease called hoove.
  • verb Alternative past participle of heave

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English hoven, from Old English ġehafen, past participle of hebban ("to lift"). More at heave.

Examples

  • 'Ere I've been a-keepin' your lamb-chops and truffles 'ot all this time, and if they's dried up' taint my fault, nor that of the hoven, which is as good

    Thelma

  • Moms are using tech in their routine day life: wash-machine, aspirator, hoven, micro-onde … are no more straightaway tools, see the howto-documentation!

    Let’s Stop Confusing Moms With Technology-Fearing Simpletons

  • I heave a coald on my bauck and am could up to my eres hoven sametimes I used alltides to be aswarmer for the meekst and the graced.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Rama needed the grandeur of Bach or Beet - hoven or Sibelius or Tuan Sun, not the trivia of popular entertainment.

    Rendezvous with Rama

  • Rama needed the grandeur of Bach or Beet - hoven or Sibelius or Tuan Sun, not the trivia of popular entertainment.

    Rendezvous With Rama

  • Tom Piper hath hoven and puffed up cheeks; poor Cobler is there when it is leathery; Esau betrays himself by hairs, Maudlin by weeping; and as for the "Bishop that burneth" the explanation is complicated.

    In a Green Shade A Country Commentary

  • It may be grazed by horses, mules, cattle, sheep or swine, but when grazed with cattle and sheep, it is probable that some danger from hoven or bloat will be present, as when grazing other kinds of clover.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • When cattle and sheep graze upon young clover, there is some danger that hoven or bloating may result to the extent of proving quickly fatal if not promptly relieved.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • When frosted, they are liable to produce hoven, unless kept in a warm shed to thaw before being used; fifty-six pounds given, at two meals, are as much as a large cow should have in a day.

    Cabbages and Cauliflowers: How to Grow Them A Practical Treatise, Giving Full Details On Every Point, Including Keeping And Marketing The Crop

  • The bull and stock were nearly starved on the miserable pasturage of the country, and no sooner bad the clover sprung up in the new clearings than the Southdown ram got hoven upon it and died.

    Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon

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