(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete) hue; colour

2. (obsolete) shape; form.

3. Destruction by cutting down.


1. make or shape as with an axe

- hew out a path in the rock

Definition categories: contact, carve

2. strike with an axe; cut down, strike

- hew an oak

Definition categories: contact, strike

Sentences with hew as a verb:

- One of the most widely used typefaces in the world was hewn by the English printer and typographer John Baskerville.

- to hew out a sepulchre