Definition of hut in English:


Syllabification: hut
Pronunciation: /hət


A small single-story building of simple or crude construction, serving as a poor, rough, or temporary house or shelter.
More example sentences
  • Corrugated huts house additional families in backyards and the shanty towns overflow with new arrivals.
  • They were only able to get accommodation in beach huts at opposite ends of the island but met up every day.
  • We walk away from the town and head towards the slopes past the harbour and towards beach huts.
shack, chantey, cabin, log cabin, shelter, shed, lean-to, hovel;

verb (huts, hutting, hutted)

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Provide with huts: (as adjective hutted) a hutted encampment
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  • This year is the 60th anniversary of the end of the second World War, and that gave particular relevance to a holiday visit to Eden Camp, in North Yorkshire, a hutted former prisoner of war camp which serves as a museum of the war.
  • As its numbers have grown, the old hutted classrooms have been replaced with new permanent ones and a new library has been added.
  • Initially made up of a few cottages and farm buildings, by 1918 the original buildings had become a large hutted camp with 50 officers and 1,100 other ranks.


mid 16th century (in the sense 'temporary wooden shelter for troops'): from French hutte, from Middle High German hütte.



More example sentences
  • The hut-like structure with six spacious rooms has been specially set up at the village as a make-shift election office.
  • Almost everything can be destroyed if you have enough firepower (though mostly everything consists primarily of small hut-like buildings and some defensive structures).
  • The skimmer came to a halt outside one of the hut-like buildings.

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