Hault vs Haul - What's the difference?

hault | haul |


As an adjective hault

is (obsolete) lofty; haughty.

As a verb haul is

to carry something; to transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.

As a noun haul is

a long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.

hault

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Lofty; haughty.
  • * Through support of countenance proud and hault . — Spenser.
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    haul

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To carry something; to transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
  • To pull or draw something heavy.
  • * Denham
  • Some dance, some haul the rope.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
  • To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen.
  • to haul logs to a sawmill
  • * Ulysses S. Grant
  • When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
  • (nautical) To steer a vessel closer to the wind.
  • * Cook
  • I hauled up for it, and found it to be an island.
  • (nautical, of the wind) To shift fore (more towards the bow).
  • (figuratively) To pull.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 21 , author=Jonathan Jurejko , title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The 26-year-old has proved a revelation since his £10m move from Freiburg, with his 11 goals in 10 matches hauling Newcastle above Spurs, who went down to Adel Taarabt's goal in Saturday's late kick-off at Loftus Road.}}
  • To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
  • Derived terms

    * haulable * haul down

    Antonyms

    * (to steer closer to the wind) veer * (to shift aft) veer

    Derived terms

    * haulage * hauler * haulier * long-haul * longhauling

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.
  • An amount of something that has been taken, especially of fish or illegal loot.
  • The robber's haul was over thirty items.
    The trawler landed a ten-ton haul .
  • A pulling with force; a violent pull.
  • (ropemaking) A bundle of many threads, to be tarred.
  • Collectively, all of the products bought on a shopping trip.
  • A haul video
  • Anagrams

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