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hovel

[ huhv-uh l, hov- ]SEE DEFINITION OF hovel

Synonyms for hovel

  • cottage
  • hut
  • lean-to
  • shack
  • shanty
  • burrow
  • cabin
  • den
  • dump
  • hole
  • hutch
  • pigpen
  • pigsty
  • rathole
  • rattrap
  • shed
  • stall
  • sty
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOVEL

The hovel of a cutter of wood into lengths for burning, was the only house at that end; all else was wall.

He owned a piece of land beside the hovel of Hyacinthe Fouan.

Yes, our love shall dwell in a palace of health, not in a hovel of disease.

Pierre pictured the hovel in the old quarter, which had just been mentioned by Felicite.

Certainly there was nothing gay to look at in the four corners of the hovel.

If all else failed her, she told herself, there would be no Touraine hovel for her.

The soil and the hovel were his, descended to him from his forbears!

My first school, where I was so proud to be received, was a hovel on the edge of a swamp.

She could see the opening into the hovel now, and the cry was darting through her like a pain.

I entered alone the hovel where my husband lay; what a place it was!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "roofed passage, vent for smoke," later "shed for animals" (mid-15c.), of unknown origin. Meaning "shed for human habitation; rude or miserable cabin" is from 1620s. It also sometimes meant "canopied niche for a statue or image" (mid-15c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOVEL

burrow

nounhole dug by animal
  • couch
  • den
  • hovel
  • lair
  • retreat
  • shelter
  • tunnel
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