1 make or shape as with an axe; "hew out a path in the rock" [syn: hew out]
2 strike with an axe; cut down, strike; "hew an oak" [also: hewn]
Etymologyetyl ang heawan. Cognate with Dutch houwen, German hauen, Swedish hugga.
- Rhymes: -uː
- To chop away at; to whittle down; to mow down.
- To shape; to form.
- To complain about.
- transitive US To act according to,
to conform to; usually
construed with to.
- 1905, Albert Osborn, John
Fletcher Hurst: A Biography,] Jennings
- Few men measured up to his standard of righteousness; he hewed to the line.
- 1998, Frank M.
Robinson and Lawrence Davidson, Pulp Culture: The Art of
Fiction Magazines,] Collectors Press,
Inc., ISBN 1-888054-12-3, page 103,
- Inside the stories usually hewed to a consistent formula: no matter how outlandish and weird the circumstances, in the end everything had to have a natural, if not plausible, ending—frequently, though not always, involving a mad scientist.
- 2008, Chester
E. Finn, Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform
Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-12990-8, page 28,
- Faculty members and students alike were buzzing with the fashionable nostrums that dominated U.S. education discourse in the late sixties, These hewed to the recommendations of the Plowden Report,
- 1905, Albert Osborn, John Fletcher Hurst: A Biography,] Jennings & Graham, [http://books.google.com/books?id=I3UEAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA428&dq=hewed page 428,
to chop away at; to whittle down; to mow down
- German: einhauen, bearbeiten, hauen
- Hungarian: vág, vagdal
to complain about
- German: beschweren, beklagen
to act according to
Hew is a masculine given name, and may refer to:
- Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick (1652-1737), Scottish judge and politician
- Hew Dalrymple Ross (1779-1868), British soldier
- Hew Fraser (born 1878), British field hockey player
- Hew Lorimer (1907-1993), Scottish sculptor
- Hew Raymond Griffiths (born 1962), Australian prisoner
- Hew Scott (1791-1872), minister of the Church of Scotland
- Hew Strachan (21st century), military historian
- Sir Hew Dalrymple, 1st Baronet, of High Mark (1750-1830), British Army general
- William Hew Clark-Kennedy (1879-1961), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross
A given name
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