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He will hew to the line of right, let the chips fly where they may.
Roscoe Conkling

Meaning of "hew" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HEW

Old English hēawan; related to Old Norse heggva, Old Saxon hāwa, Old High German houwan, Latin cūdere to beat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HEW

hew  [hjuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hew is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hew in English.

WHAT DOES HEW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hew

Hew is a masculine given name, and may refer to the following: ▪ Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick, Scottish judge and politician ▪ Hew Dalrymple Ross, British soldier ▪ Hew Fraser, British field hockey player ▪ Hew Lorimer, Scottish sculptor ▪ Hew Raymond Griffiths, Australian prisoner ▪ Hew Scott, minister of the Church of Scotland ▪ Hew Strachan, military historian ▪ Sir Hew Dalrymple, 1st Baronet, of High Mark, British Army general ▪ William Hew Clark-Kennedy, Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross...

Definition of hew in the English dictionary

The first definition of hew in the dictionary is to strike with cutting blows, as with an axe. Other definition of hew is often foll by out to shape or carve from a substance. Hew is also to sever from a larger or another portion.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HEW

PRESENT

Present
I hew
you hew
he/she/it hews
we hew
you hew
they hew
Present continuous
I am hewing
you are hewing
he/she/it is hewing
we are hewing
you are hewing
they are hewing
Present perfect
I have hewed
you have hewed
he/she/it has hewed
we have hewed
you have hewed
they have hewed
Present perfect continuous
I have been hewing
you have been hewing
he/she/it has been hewing
we have been hewing
you have been hewing
they have been hewing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I hewed
you hewed
he/she/it hewed
we hewed
you hewed
they hewed
Past continuous
I was hewing
you were hewing
he/she/it was hewing
we were hewing
you were hewing
they were hewing
Past perfect
I had hewed
you had hewed
he/she/it had hewed
we had hewed
you had hewed
they had hewed
Past perfect continuous
I had been hewing
you had been hewing
he/she/it had been hewing
we had been hewing
you had been hewing
they had been hewing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hew
you will hew
he/she/it will hew
we will hew
you will hew
they will hew
Future continuous
I will be hewing
you will be hewing
he/she/it will be hewing
we will be hewing
you will be hewing
they will be hewing
Future perfect
I will have hewed
you will have hewed
he/she/it will have hewed
we will have hewed
you will have hewed
they will have hewed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been hewing
you will have been hewing
he/she/it will have been hewing
we will have been hewing
you will have been hewing
they will have been hewing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hew
you would hew
he/she/it would hew
we would hew
you would hew
they would hew
Conditional continuous
I would be hewing
you would be hewing
he/she/it would be hewing
we would be hewing
you would be hewing
they would be hewing
Conditional perfect
I would have hew
you would have hew
he/she/it would have hew
we would have hew
you would have hew
they would have hew
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been hewing
you would have been hewing
he/she/it would have been hewing
we would have been hewing
you would have been hewing
they would have been hewing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hew
we let´s hew
you hew
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hew
Past participle
hewed
Present Participle
hewing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEW


avenue
ˈævɪˌnjuː
continue
kənˈtɪnjuː
debut
ˈdeɪbjuː
due
djuː
few
fjuː
hue
hjuː
Hugh
hjuː
interview
ˈɪntəˌvjuː
knew
njuː
lieu
ljuː
Matthew
ˈmæθjuː
menu
ˈmɛnjuː
meu
mjuː
mu
mjuː
new
njuː
nu
njuː
overview
ˈəʊvəˌvjuː
preview
ˈpriːvjuː
review
rɪˈvjuː
you
juː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEW

heuchera
heulandite
heurism
heuristic
heuristically
heuristics
hevea
Hevelius
Hever Castle
Hevesy
hewable
hewer
hewgh
Hewish
Hewitt
hex
hex key
hex key wrench
hexachlorethane
hexachloride

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEW

a good few
Andrew
brand-new
brew
crew
dew
drew
flew
grew
have a few
Hebrew
not a few
point of view
renew
screw
sew
the few
the new
threw
view

Synonyms and antonyms of hew in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hew» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hew
axe · carve · chop · cut · fashion · form · hack · lop · make · model · sculpt · sculpture · shape · split

Translation of «hew» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEW

Find out the translation of hew to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hew from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hew» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

HEW
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hew
570 millions of speakers

English

hew
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुल्हाड़ी से काटना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حطب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рубить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

HEW
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোপা ইয়া কাটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tailler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hew
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hauen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヒュー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

HEW
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hew
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टाळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yontmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tagliare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

HEW
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рубати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Hew
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

hew
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

HEW
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

HEW
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hew

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEW»

The term «hew» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.706 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hew» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hew» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hew

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «HEW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hew.
1
Roscoe Conkling
He will hew to the line of right, let the chips fly where they may.
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Frank Harris
There is a destiny that shapes our ends rough, hew them as we will.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEW»

Discover the use of hew in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hew and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The First World War: Volume I: To Arms
This is the first truly definitive history of the First World War, the war that has done most to shape the twentieth century.
Hew Strachan, 2001
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The First World War
The First World War was a truly global conflict from the start, with many of the most decisive battles fought in or directly affecting the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire.
Hew Strachan, 2005
3
Student Participation in Online Discussions: Challenges, ...
These are guidelines where previous empirical research shows mixed results when they are implemented.
Khe Foon Hew, Wing Sum Cheung, 2012
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Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, ...
This book elegantly sketches what I've learned and learned about in twenty-one years of personal study, and then it takes it to the next level. If you're looking for true peace along with 'the good stuff,' then this book is for you.
Joe Vitale, Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D, 2008
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European Armies and the Conduct of War
Through the eyes of the major theorists of the day, and discussing the key issues of modern warfare, Hew Strachan’s work examines the theory and practice of land warfare in Europe since 1700.
Hew Strachan, Professor of the History of War and Fellow Director Oxford Program on the Changing Character of War Hew Strachan, 2005
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The First World War: Volume I: To Arms
Contents: Vol.1. To arms.
Hew Strachan, 2003
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Clausewitz's On War: A Biography
He explains how and whyOn Warwas written, elucidates what Clausewitz meant, and offers insight into the book’s continuing significance. This is a must read for fans of military history.
Hew Strachan, 2008
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The Politics of the British Army
The Politics of the British Army is a work of history with profound contemporary relevance.
Hew Strachan, 1997
9
Paddy Hew: A Poem : from the Brain of Timothy Tarpaulin
PADDY. HEW. CANTO II. AND now the hero, Paddy Hew, Saw them shove off, his eye askew On new-invented patent spy-glass He view'd their motions with the eye-glass ; Quoth he, they are like foxes vicious, And do appear to me suspicious  ...
A. Clark, William Combe, 1815
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
educational purposes will be referred to the appropriate field representatives of HEW. If, within the 20-day period, HEW shall inform the District Engineer of any known potential requirement, the District Engineer will withhold disposition until a  ...
‎1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hew is used in the context of the following news items.
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On a new diet! Caitlyn Jenner, 65 - Daily Mail
According to a Wednesday report from UsWeekly, the I Am Cait star has been on a diet for months to look better in hew new designer dresses. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Three councils pass motions backing #NorthernPowercut campaign …
Hew said: “It's very difficult to take a government seriously about the investment required in order to deliver the northern powerhouse when one ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
3
Remembering the British deserters of World War One | British …
In an essay for Dewe Mathews's book, the historian Hew Strachan says of the victims: ”Men who were not yet legally adult, because they had ... «British Journal of Photography, Jul 15»
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Is Your Target-Date Fund Missing the Target? - US News
... a financial analysis firm, says target-date funds hew to a middle-of-the-road approach that somewhat insulates investors from both downturns ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
5
Charlotte Crosby: I won't apologise for my past - The Nation
Charlotte is documenting a lot of her adventures in hew new autobiography, Me Me Me. While she's had her share of ups and downs on ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
6
2015 mid-year employee benefits client advisory - Lexology
Thus, in designing wellness programs for the coming year employers should hew closely to the proposed rules if they wish to minimize the ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
7
Whenever media coverage is fair, pro-life case for life shines | NRL …
Because almost without exception, this “expert” will hew to the pro-abortion line while donning the mask of objectivity. Great NRLC convention ... «National Right to Life News, Jul 15»
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The Bay Area Reporter Online | Capturing the sublime
It's a big tent that accommodates the cerebral, multimedia, often outstanding works by 25 artists, scientists and thinkers, which hew to these ... «Bay Area Reporter, Jul 15»
9
Iranian Americans are divided in reactions to historic nuclear deal …
Within California's large and prosperous Iranian community, the battle lines hew closely to the political divisions of the United States as a whole ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
X-Men: Apocalypse Costumes and Character Details Shared by …
Finally, the director teased that the iterations of X-Men costumes in Apocalypse will hew closer to their iconic comic book look and feel, ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»

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