(geometry, dated) An ungula.
(colloquial, soccer) To kick, especially to kick the football a long way downfield with little accuracy.
- To walk.
- To dance.
- Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.
- not yet butchered; alive
Origin of Hoof
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”)).
Middle English hof from Old English hōf
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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