Shovelled vs Hovelled - What's the difference?

shovelled | hovelled |


As verbs the difference between shovelled and hovelled

is that shovelled is (shovel) while hovelled is (hovel).

shovelled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (shovel)
  • I shovelled the snow off of my sidewalk.

    shovel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hand tool with a handle, used for moving portions of material such as earth, snow, and grain from one place to another, with some forms also used for digging. Not to be confused with a spade, which is designed solely for small-scale digging and incidental tasks such as chopping of small roots.
  • (US) A spade.
  • Derived terms

    * put to bed with a shovel * steamshovel * snow shovel * coal shovel * shoveler * shovelful

    Verb

  • To move materials with a shovel.
  • The workers were shovelling gravel and tarmac into the pothole in the road.
    After the blizzard, we shoveled the driveway for the next two days.
    I don't mind shoveling , but using a pickaxe hurts my back terribly.
  • (figuratively) To move with a shoveling motion.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 29 , author=Keith Jackson , title=SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0 , work=Daily Record citation , page= , passage=The keeper then seemed to claw it out with fabulous reflexes only for TV replays to show the ball had most probably crossed the line before Forster had shovelled it away.}}

    See also

    * scoop

    Anagrams

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    hovelled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (hovel)

  • hovel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
  • A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.}}
  • In the manufacture of porcelain, a large, conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
  • Verb

  • To put in a hovel; to shelter.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlorn.
  • *
  • The poor are hovelled and hustled together.