Meaning of HEW in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ hju: ]

( hews, hewing, hewed, hewed, or hewn)


If you hew stone or wood, you cut it, for example with an axe. ( OLD-FASHIONED )

He felled, peeled and hewed his own timber.

= chop

VERB : V n


If something is hewn from stone or wood, it is cut from stone or wood. ( LITERARY, OLD-FASHIONED )

...the rock from which the lower chambers and subterranean passageways have been hewn.

...medieval monasteries hewn out of the rockface.

= cut

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed from/out of n , V-ed


see also rough-hewn

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