hoff

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Hoff

English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

hoff

  1. Pronunciation spelling of off.
    • 1918, Credo Harris, Where the Souls of Men are Calling[1]:
      "'W'y, chuck 'er, ye blighter!' says I. "'But 'ow farst must Hi count four?' he asks agin, lookin' worrit; 's'pose she goes hoff in me 'and?' he says.
    • 1880, John Habberton, Romance of California Life[2]:
      "I believe in fair play, but I darsn't keep my eyes hoff of 'em sleepy-lookin' tops, when their flippers is anywheres near their knives, you know."
    • 1877, Charles W. Hall, Adrift in the Ice-Fields[3]:
      "'An hungrateful fool, marry an' turn me hoff; ugh, ugh! fix 'im, hany 'ow.'

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɔf/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

hoff

  1. singular imperative of hoffen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of hoffen

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

hoff

  1. second-person singular imperative of hoffen

Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hof, from Old High German hof, from Proto-West Germanic *hof, from Proto-Germanic *hufą (hill; house, hall, estate). Cognate with German Hof (yard).

Noun[edit]

hoff m

  1. farmstead (farm including its buildings)

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German hof

Noun[edit]

hoff n (definite singular hoffet, indefinite plural hoff, definite plural hoffa or hoffene)

  1. a court (collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German hof

Noun[edit]

hoff n (definite singular hoffet, indefinite plural hoff, definite plural hoffa)

  1. a court (collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hoff (feminine singular hoff, plural hoffion, equative hoffed, comparative hoffach, superlative hoffaf, not mutable)

  1. dear, beloved
  2. favourite
  3. fond (of)

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike most Welsh adjectives, hoff precedes the noun it modifies, causing the noun to undergo the soft mutation.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]