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Etymology 1 n. enclosure, court, dwelling, building, house. Etymology 2

n. (sense: Neopaganism) temple, sanctuary, hall. Etymology 3

n. A Korean-style bar or pub.

Hof (district)

Hof is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Wunsiedel, Bayreuth, Kulmbach and Kronach, the states of Thuringia (district of Saale-Orla) and Saxony (district of Vogtlandkreis), and the Czech Republic. The city of Hof is an enclave within the district, as well as being the district's administrative seat.


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Hof (electoral district)

Hof is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of forty five districts in Bavaria, it covers the town of Hof, the district of Hof and the Wunsiedel district.

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. After its creation, most of the early elections in the district were won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). However the Christian Social Union (CSU) won the constituency at the 1983 election and, apart from a loss to the SPD at the 1998 election, have held the district since then.

The current representative is Hans-Peter Friedrich of the CSU, a former Federal Minister of the Interior and Federal Minister for food and agriculture.

Hof (surname)

Hof is the surname of the following people:

  • Dennis Hof (born 1946), American brothel owner in Nevada
  • Erich Hof (1936–1995), Austrian footballer and coach
  • Marjolijn Hof (born 1956), Dutch writer
  • Mark-Peter Hof (born 1990), Dutch Basketball League player
  • Norbert Hof (born 1944), Austrian retired footballer
  • Samuel Hof (died 1937), US Army major general
  • Wim Hof (born 1959), Dutch adventurer and daredevil nicknamed "the Iceman" for his ability to withstand extreme cold

Usage examples of "hof".

In an open-minded world, this discovery, he imagined, would have every Mormon-basher and every Utah-basher eating their words, and every scavenging journalist would forget about the Mark Hof- manns and the Ervil Lebarons and the Bruce Longos and the Paul Singers and would be writing treatises about the rightful restoration of the true Church of Jesus Christ.

CALVIN On January 15, 1527, Thomas von Hofen wrote Zwingli from Geneva that he would do all he could to exalt the gospel in that city but that he knew it would be vain, for there were seven hundred priests working against him.

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They intended to go to Frankfort for the manoeuvres, but they heard that there was not even standing-room there, and so the general telegraphed to the Spanischer Hof, and they all came here.

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He got off at the Münchberg junction, walked the mile into the small town, and checked into the Braunschweiger Hof.

At such times, I have liked to sit down on one of the empty benches in the Hof Garden, where the leaves already half cover the ground, and the dropping horse-chestnuts keep up a pattering on them.

Artifacts Division had done their usual thorough job of researching contemporary fashions and tailoring authentic replicas, but he hoped that this style was close to what Emma Pannes had worn when she and her husband had left the Frankfurter Hof earlier this evening.

You should see then the Maximilian Strasse, when the light floods the platz where Maximilian in bronze sits in his chair, illuminates the frescoes on the pediments of the Hof Theater, brightens the Pompeian red under the colonnade of the post-office, and streams down the gay thoroughfare to the trees and statues in front of the National Museum, and into the gold-dusted atmosphere beyond the Isar.