Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
A hut is a small and crude shelter.
Hut or The Hut may also refer to:
A hut is a primitive dwelling, which may be constructed of various local materials. Huts are a type of vernacular architecture because they are built of readily available materials such as wood, snow, ice, stone, grass, palm leaves, branches, hides, fabric, and/or mud using techniques passed down through the generations.
A hut is a shape of a lower quality than a house (durable, well built dwelling) but higher quality than a shelter (place of refuge or safety) such as a tent and is used as temporary or seasonal shelter or in primitive societies as a permanent dwelling.
Huts exist in practically all nomadic cultures. Some huts are transportable and can stand most conditions of weather.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1650s, from French hutte "cottage" (16c.), from Middle High German hütte "cottage, hut," probably from Proto-Germanic *hudjon-, related to the root of Old English hydan "to hide," from PIE *keudh-, from root (s)keu- (see hide (n.1)). Apparently first in English as a military word. Old Saxon hutta, Danish hytte, Swedish hytta, Frisian and Middle Dutch hutte, Dutch hut are from High German.
Etymology 1 n. 1 a small wooden shed 2 a primitive dwelling vb. 1 (context rare archaic transitive English) To put into a hut. 2 (context rare dated intransitive English) To take shelter in a hut. Etymology 2
interj. (cx American football English) Called by the quarterback to prepare the team for a play.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Usage examples of "hut".
Down in the village decisions were made, things were done, life went on in the knowledge that in her old wheeled shepherding hut on the hills Granny Aching was there, watching.
Granny Aching died, the men had cut and lifted the turf around the hut and stacked it neatly some way away.
Approached from the desert Alcazar appeared to be a plain pinnacle of stone, hut a natural vertical crack in its northern face led into an inner central courtyyard open to the sky above.
Strangers were among them, leading Gavving and Alfin toward the big hut.
A small human hut was to be seen next to - and little to be distinguished from - an ancipital hut.
About twenty yards from the hut where Arabin had passed the night, was a large, and, for the Bush, respectable-looking cottage.
It would protect about three arpents of land, enough to build huts on for everyone.
Even in the hut which Wedelmann shared with Asch the noiseless burning of the fire in the grate made one uneasy.
The fairly brusque encounter which had taken place between Sergeant Asch and Captain Witterer in the telephone hut had quickly gone the rounds.
She looked around the interior of the room again as Ashe laid a fire with the wet branches he had found behind the hut.
Presently I heard a discreet tapping on the doorboard of the hut which I at once removed, wriggling swiftly through the hole, careless in my misery as to whether I met an assegai the other side of it or not.
There were TV aerials sticking up out of these Than huts made out I of wood, atap, and mud.
Also he said that it was better to live on watercresses with an easy mind, however angry they might make your stomach, than to dwell in a big hut with a couple of cross women, which is what would have happened to you, Baas, if you had stopped at Walloo.
Some time during the cruise their bread supply failed, and Ragnar steered his vessel into the port of Spangarhede, where he bade his men carry their flour ashore and ask the people in a hut which he descried there to help them knead and bake their bread.
This large hut, eighteen feet wide by twenty-three feet long, yielded a fairly large quantity of coarse black and brown pottery, one badly corroded bronze bangle, and two small fragments of celadon china.