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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hoof, hof, from Old English hōf, from Proto-Germanic *hōfaz (compare West Frisian hoef, Dutch hoef, German Huf, Danish hov, Norwegian hov, Swedish hov), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoph₂ós (compare Sanskrit शफ (śaphá, hoof, claw), Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬟𐬀(safa, hoof), possibly Czech, Polish kopyto).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) enPR: ho͝of, ho͞of, IPA(key): /hʊf/, /huːf/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊf, -uːf

NounEdit

 
hooves of a horse.

hoof (plural hoofs or hooves)

  1. The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
  2. (slang) The human foot.
    Get your hooves off me!
  3. (geometry, dated) An ungula.

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VerbEdit

hoof (third-person singular simple present hoofs, present participle hoofing, simple past and past participle hoofed)

  1. To trample with hooves.
  2. (colloquial) To walk.
  3. (informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
  4. (colloquial, football (soccer), transitive) To kick, especially to kick a football a long way downfield with little accuracy.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch hoofd.

NounEdit

hoof (plural hoofde)

  1. head

LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch hof, from Old Dutch hof, from Proto-Germanic *hufą.

NounEdit

hoof m

  1. garden (an outdoor area containing one or more types of plants)