Hoof meaning

ho͝of, ho͝of
The definition of a hoof is the hard cover on the feet of some mammals such as horses and deer, or is slang for the human foot.

An example of a hoof is a horse's foot.

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(colloquial, soccer) To kick, especially to kick the football a long way downfield with little accuracy.
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To walk.
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(informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
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Hoof is defined as to walk, kick or trample, or is slang for to dance.

An example of hoof is walking quickly down the street.

An example of hoof is a deer jumping and kicking through the woods.

An example of hoof is when a professional dancer does a tap dance.

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To trample with the hooves.
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To dance, especially as a professional.
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To go on foot; walk.
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The entire foot of such an animal.
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To kick or trample with the hoofs.
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To dance.
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The foot of such an animal, especially a horse.
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The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
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(slang) The human foot.
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(geometry, dated) An ungula.
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To trample with hooves.
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The human foot.
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The human foot.
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(colloquial) To walk.
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hoof it
  • To walk.
  • To dance.
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on the hoof
  • Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.
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on the hoof
  • Not yet butchered; alive.
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Origin of hoof

  • Middle English hof from Old English hōf
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Old English hōf, from Proto-Germanic *hōfaz (compare West Frisian/Dutch hoef, German Huf, Danish and Swedish hov), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoph₂ós (compare Russian копыто (kopýto) 'hoof', копать (kopát’) 'to dig', Avestan (safa, “hoof”), Sanskrit शफ (śapháḥ, “hoof, claw”)).
    From Wiktionary