Origin of hewnfrom past participle of hew
- The definition of hewn is something chiseled or shaped with a tool.
An example of something hewn is a stone marker chiseled from a large rock.
- Hewn is defined as to have made, shaped or cut.
- Having made a pottery bowl is an example of hewn.
- Having cut down a tree is an example of hewn.
A past participle of hew
(comparative more hewn, superlative most hewn)
- past participle of hew
- She entered a narrow, well-lit hall and followed it through smoothly hewn walls.
- The most valuable part of his property still consisted of flocks and herds, or the products of the labours of his serfs, a large proportion of whom were bee-keepers, hunters and fishers employed in and around the interminable virgin-forests of the rough-hewn young monarchy.
- In the slope above the town was hewn a theatre equalling that of Athens in size.
- Many of the old chambers, some of which are of enormous size, are embellished with portals, candelabra, statues, &c., all hewn in rock-salt.
- (From Dennis.) hewn from the rock.