Definition of hut in English:

hut

noun

  • A small single-story building of simple or crude construction, serving as a poor, rough, or temporary house or shelter.

    • ‘The area consists of huts and tiny houses made of tin sheets, wood, blocks, and stones.’
    • ‘However, it was not difficult to meet people simply by wandering through the bush and chancing upon scattered huts and houses.’
    • ‘Corrugated huts house additional families in backyards and the shanty towns overflow with new arrivals.’
    • ‘Only later were they housed in flimsy huts where they continue to live today.’
    • ‘They were only able to get accommodation in beach huts at opposite ends of the island but met up every day.’
    • ‘Inside is a comfortable spot that feels like a cross between a beach hut and a family cottage.’
    • ‘The man was killed in a fire that engulfed a row of beach huts in an eastern Thai resort popular among backpackers.’
    • ‘While on the summit the two men took shelter in a hut from a particularly vicious blast of wind and snow.’
    • ‘In Bangladesh, a typical village house consists of several huts around a compound.’
    • ‘We walk away from the town and head towards the slopes past the harbour and towards beach huts.’
    • ‘She says more like 35,000 people were there in mud huts and make shift houses.’
    • ‘There are at least four such lanes between clusters of houses and huts.’
    • ‘He said another aspect to be improved was the provision of beach huts.’
    • ‘Among the huts and mud brick buildings, more shelters are springing up.’
    • ‘That's all changed today said Michael with the introduction of huts and shelters to have tea breaks in.’
    • ‘There are no streets, no houses, only huts where people cling to each other and cry.’
    • ‘The building of shelters and huts encouraged man to live in villages and settlements, and this led to the growth of civilisations.’
    • ‘None of the other huts and tree shelters caught fire and no other people were injured in the blaze, police said.’
    • ‘We live in cities, in towns, and in rural communities, in houses instead of huts and caves.’
    • ‘They were all moved to townships - shanty towns of wooden huts built away from any natural resources or shelter.’
    shack, shanty, cabin, log cabin, shelter, shed, lean-to, den, hovel
    bothy, shieling, shiel
    cabana
    tilt
    hok
    gunyah, mia-mia, humpy
    whare
    hogan, wickiup
    favela
    shebang
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Provide with huts.

    ‘a hutted encampment’
    • ‘As its numbers have grown, the old hutted classrooms have been replaced with new permanent ones and a new library has been added.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

hut

/hət/