Definition of Rough-hew

1. Verb. Hew roughly, without finishing the surface. "Rough-hew stone or timber"

Exact synonyms: Roughcast
Generic synonyms: Hew, Hew Out
Derivative terms: Roughcast



Definition of Rough-hew

1. Verb. To cut or shape something roughly without finishing or tidying the surface. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rough-hew

rouge et noir
rouge plant
rougeberry
rouged
rouges
rough
rough-and-ready
rough-and-tumble
rough-and-tumbled
rough-and-tumbles
rough-and-tumbling
rough-cut
rough-dry
rough-footed
rough-grained
rough-hew (current term)
rough-hewn
rough-house
rough-leaved
rough-leaved aster
rough-legged
rough-legged buzzard
rough-legged buzzards
rough-legged hawk
rough-sand
rough-skinned newt
rough-spoken
rough-stemmed goldenrod
rough-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum
rough-textured

Literary usage of Rough-hew

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1. History of Dakota Territory by George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (1915)
"Yes, my comrades, there is a Providence which shapes our ends, rough hew them as we may, and fortunate was it for us and all mankind that two such men as ..."

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