Dictionary: HOOF'ED – HOO'SIER

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Furnished with hoofs. Of all the hoofed quadrupeds the horse is the most beautiful. Grew.


Destitute of hoofs.


The tread of a hoof; a track.

HOOK, n. [Sax. hoc; D. haak; G. haken; Sw. hake; Dan. hage; W. hwg; Heb. חכה; Ch. חכי. Class Cg, No. 22, 23, 24.]

  1. A piece of iron or other metal bent into a curve for catching, holding and sustaining any thing; as a hook for catching fish; a tenter-hook; a chimney-hook; a pot-hook, &c.
  2. A snare; a trap. Shak.
  3. [W. hoc, a sythe.] A curving instrument for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping. Mortimer. Pope.
  4. That part of a hinge which is fixed or inserted in a post Whence the phrase, to be off the hooks, to be unhinged, to be disturbed or disordered. Swift.
  5. A forked timber in a ship, placed on the keel.
  6. A catch; an advantage. [Vulgar.]
  7. In husbandry, a field sown two years running. [Local.] Ainsworth. By hook and by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect. Dryden.

HOOK, v.i.

To bend; to be curving.

HOOK, v.t.

  1. To catch with a hook; as, to hook a fish.
  2. To seize and draw, as with a hook. Shak.
  3. To fasten with a hook.
  4. To entrap; to ensnare.
  5. To draw by force or artifice. Norris. To hook on, to apply a hook.


A Turkish pipe, in which the smoke of tobacco is made to pass through water for the sake of cooling it.


  1. Bent into the form of a hook; curvated. The claws of a beast are hooked.
  2. Bent; curvated; aquiline; as, a hooked nose. Brown.

HOOK'ED, pp.

Caught with a hook; fastened with a hook.


A state of being bent like a hook.

HOOK'ING, ppr.

Catching with a hook; fastening with a hook.


Having a curvated or aquiline nose. Shak.

HOOK'Y, a.

Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.

HOOP, n. [D. hoep, hoepel.]

  1. A band of wood or metal used to confine the staves of casks, tubs, &c. or for other similar purposes. Wooden hoops are usually made by splitting an oak or hickory sapling into two parts; but sometimes they are made of thin splints and of other species of wood.
  2. A piece of whalebone in the form of a circle or ellipsis; used formerly by females to extend their petticoats; a farthingale. Swift.
  3. Something resembling a hoop; a ring; any thing circular. Addison.

HOOP, n.

  1. A shout; also, a measure, equal to a peck. [Sw. hof.]
  2. The hoopoe.

HOOP, v.i. [Sax. heafian, heofian, to howl, to lament, to weep; also hweopan, to whip, to weep, to howl, to whoop; the latter is written also weopan, wepan, to weep; Goth. wopyan, to whoop. The Sax. heafian seems to be connected with heave, and the sense is probably to raise or throw the voice. Whether heofian and hweopan are radically the same word, is not certain; most probably they are, and whoop and weep are evidently the same. Weeping, in rude ages, is by howling loud outcries. See Whoop, the same word differently written.]

To shout; to utter a loud cry, or a particular sound by way of call or pursuit.

HOOP, v.t.

  1. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
  2. To clasp; to encircle; to surround. Shak. Grew.

HOOP, v.t.

  1. To drive with a shout or outcry. Shak.
  2. To call by a shout or hoop.

HOOP'ED, pp.

Fastened with hoops.


One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper.

HOOP'ING, ppr.

  1. Fastening with hoops.
  2. Crying out; shouting.


A cough in which the patient hoops or whoops, with a deep inspiration of breath.

HOOP'OE, or HOOP'OO, n. [Fr. huppe, the hoopoe, and a tuft; huppé, tufted; or L. upupa, epops; Gr. εποψ.]

A bird of the genus Upupa, whose head is adorned with a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure. Encyc.

HOOR-AH', or HOOR-AW', exclam. [Sw. hurra. The Welsh has çwara, play, sport; but the Swedish appears to be the English word. See Hurrah.]

A shout of joy or exultation. [This is the genuine English word, for which we find in books most absurdly written, Huzza, a foreign word never or rarely used.]


A term applied to the citizens of the state of Indiana. U. S.