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HOOF (hooves)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoof mean? 

HOOF (noun)
  The noun HOOF has 2 senses:

1. the foot of an ungulate mammal
2. the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

  Familiarity information: HOOF used as a noun is rare.


HOOF (verb)
  The verb HOOF has 2 senses:

1. walk
2. dance in a professional capacity

  Familiarity information: HOOF used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOOF (noun)


Sense 1hoof [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The foot of an ungulate mammal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("hoof" is a kind of...):

animal foot; foot (the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings)

Meronyms (parts of "hoof"):

hoof (the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals)

toe (forepart of a hoof)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hoof"):

cloven foot; cloven hoof (a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine))

horse's foot; horse's hoof (the hoof of a horse)

Holonyms ("hoof" is a part of...):

hoofed mammal; ungulate (any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically)


Sense 2hoof [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("hoof" is a kind of...):

horny structure; unguis (any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin)

Holonyms ("hoof" is a part of...):

hoof (the foot of an ungulate mammal)


HOOF (verb)


Sense 1hoof [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hoof; hoof it; leg it; foot

Context example:

let's hoof it to the disco

Hypernyms (to "hoof" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children hoof to the playground


Sense 2hoof [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance in a professional capacity

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "hoof" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Domain category:

dance (an artistic form of nonverbal communication)

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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