hent

[ hent ]
/ hɛnt /
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verb (used with object), hent, hent·ing. Archaic.

to seize.

Origin of hent

before 1000; Middle English henten, Old English hentan
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British Dictionary definitions for hent (1 of 2)

hent

1
/ (hɛnt) archaic /

verb

(tr) to seize; grasp

noun

anything that has been grasped, esp by the mind

Word Origin for hent

Old English hentan to pursue; related to huntian to hunt

British Dictionary definitions for hent (2 of 2)

hent

2
/ (hɛnt) /

verb (tr)

Southwest English dialect to emptyI'll hent the water out in the garden

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