HOOF

hoof

(noun) the foot of an ungulate mammal

hoof

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

hoof

(verb) dance in a professional capacity

foot, leg it, hoof, hoof it

(verb) walk; “let’s hoof it to the disco”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

hoof (plural hoofs or hooves)

The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.

(slang) The human foot.

(geometry, dated) An ungula.

Verb

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

To trample with hooves.

(colloquial) To walk.

(informal) To dance, especially as a professional.

(colloquial, football (soccer), transitive) To kick, especially to kick a football a long way downfield with little accuracy.

Synonym: boot

Source: Wiktionary


Hoof, n.; pl. Hoofs, very rarely Hooves. Etym: [OE. hof, AS. hof; akin to D. hoef, G1huf, OHG. huof, Icel. hofr, Sw. hof, Dan. hov; cf. Russ. kopuito, Skr. çapha. sq. root225.]

1. The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc. On burnished hooves his war horse trode. Tennyson.

2. A hoofed animal; a beast. Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind. Ex. x. 26.

3. (Geom.)

Definition: See Ungula.

Hoof, v. i.

1. To walk as cattle. [R.] William Scott.

2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.] To hoof it, to foot it.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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Coffee has initially been a food – chewed, not sipped. Early African tribes consume coffee by grinding the berries together, adding some animal fat, and rolling the treats into tiny edible energy balls.

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