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Definition of "hovel" []

  • A small, miserable dwelling. (noun)
  • An open, low shed. (noun)
  • A ramshackle dwelling place (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An open shed for livestock, carts, etc (noun)
  • The conical building enclosing a kiln (noun)
  • To shelter or be sheltered in a hovel (verb)

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Use "hovel" in a sentence
  • "On the whole I'd say my hovel is no filthier than any other person of the bookseller persuasion."
  • "She probably is not willing to build her own mud and tin hovel out by the dump and slap together tamales to sell door-to-door in order to make ends meet."
  • ""She probably is not willing to build her own mud and tin hovel out by the dump and slap together tamales to sell door-to-door in order to make ends meet.""