howe

or how

[ hou ]
/ haʊ /
Scot. and North England

noun

a hole.
the hold of a ship.
a hollow; dell.

adjective

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Origin of howe

1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots), alteration of holl;see hollow

Definition for howe (2 of 2)

Howe
[ hou ]
/ haʊ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for howe (1 of 2)

howe
/ (haʊ) /

noun

Scot and Northern English dialect a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley

Word Origin for howe

C16: from hole

British Dictionary definitions for howe (2 of 2)

Howe
/ (haʊ) /

noun

Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
Gordon, known as Gordie . born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe . born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence
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