noun, plural hoofs or hooves [hoovz, hoovz] /hʊvz, huvz/ for 1, 2, 4; hoof for 3.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for hoofplural hoof.
Origin of hoof
OTHER WORDS FROM hoofhoof·i·ness, nounhoofless, adjectivehooflike, adjective
Words nearby hoof
Example sentences from the Web for hoof
The species produces fist-sized polypore fruit bodies, which are shaped like a horse’s hoof.
Dead, dry pieces of this fire fungus can be used in the same ways as horse hoof fungus, and they also make a nice long match.
One runner in Houston now has a permanent, hoof-shaped scar in the center of his forehead.
Another case involved a horse working with an infected hoof.
What about the elevators—will I have to hoof it up nine flights to get home?The Scariest Thing About Sandy: Guarding the Water Supply|Kent Sepkowitz|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By horseback and hoof, Twain takes us from the Mormon Theocracy of Utah to the wide-open craziness in the Sierra mining fields.Book Bag: Timothy Egan’s Five Favorite Travel Books|Timothy Egan|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead of worrying about taking a cow hoof to the crotch, perhaps Williams should just “relax and enjoy it.”
For instance, the guy that was kicked by a mule, he had a hoof mark on his head and his mule had a bloody hoof.
Black Hoof was there with a large force, but he could not tarry without leaving the Scioto towns uncovered.
Black Hoof with a lightning gesture raised his ax and struck Dale with the flat of it, sending him crashing to the ground.
By daylight I perceived by the signs that the greater number of the band had gone ahead, probably under the lead of Black Hoof.
While they were thus mocking me Black Hoof appeared, moving with great dignity, and dispersing my tormentors with a gesture.
British Dictionary definitions for hoof
noun plural hooves (huːvz) or hoofs
- the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
- (in combination)a hoofbeat Related adjective: ungular
- (of livestock) alive
- in an impromptu mannerhe did his thinking on the hoof
- to walk
- to dance