Associations to the word «Hoof»


HOOF, noun. The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
HOOF, noun. (slang) The human foot.
HOOF, noun. (geometry) (dated) An ungula.
HOOF, verb. To trample with hooves.
HOOF, verb. (colloquial) To walk.
HOOF, verb. (informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
HOOF, verb. (colloquial) (football) (transitive) to kick, especially to kick the football a long way downfield with little accuracy.
HOOF FUNGUS, noun. Fomes fomentarius, a fungal plant pathogen found in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, producing large polypore fruit bodies shaped like a horse's hoof.
HOOF IT, verb. (idiomatic) To walk, especially when as a result of regular transportation being unavailable.

Dictionary definition

HOOF, noun. The foot of an ungulate mammal.
HOOF, noun. The horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals.
HOOF, verb. Walk; "let's hoof it to the disco".
HOOF, verb. Dance in a professional capacity.

Wise words

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