An example of a hoof is a horse's foot.
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.
- To walk.
- To dance.
- Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.
- Not yet butchered; alive.
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”)).