- a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.
- a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.
- Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.
- to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.
- to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.
Origin of hut
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Examples from the Web for hut
Surrounded by family and friends, he sat shirtless and motionless leaning forward in a chair on the dirt in front of his hut.
On every trip to a village, a hospital, a hut, Breman and the others carried an invisible burden: they could be next.
I squinted through a cutout in the hut: nothing but thick rainforest.An Obsessive’s Search for a Lost Jungle City
Christopher S. Stewart
December 30, 2012
What better way to juice up than to chow down on some of that blood dripping off the just-dead animal hanging outside your hut?‘Dark Shadows’ Returns: A User’s Guide to Drinking Blood
May 11, 2012
From here you go into a Sami hut for a dinner of reindeer and moose.Gal With a Suitcase
January 23, 2010
Trenches were dug round the hut and tent, so that they must have had rain.
Finished the hut, pugging it at the ends, and making the roof better.
You will then see under a great beech-tree the hut of a charcoal-burner.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
So I knew my thought was still good, and I made room for him in the warmth of the hut.The Trail Book
"It is all there in there," waving her hand towards the hut.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
- a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
- the hut Australian (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc
- NZ a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc
- to furnish with or live in a hut
Word Origin and History for hut
1650s, from French hutte "cottage" (16c.), from Middle High German hütte "cottage, hut," probably from Proto-Germanic *hudjon-, related to the root of Old English hydan "to hide," from PIE *keudh-, from root (s)keu- (see hide (n.1)). Apparently first in English as a military word. Old Saxon hutta, Danish hytte, Swedish hytta, Frisian and Middle Dutch hutte, Dutch hut are from High German.