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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoof  \Hoof\,  n. 
 
  {On  the  hoof},  of  cattle,  standing  (on  the  hoof);  not 
  slaughtered.  Hook  \Hook\,  n.  (Geog.) 
  A  spit  or  narrow  cape  of  sand  or  gravel  turned  landward  at 
  the  outer  end  as  Sandy  Hook. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hook  \Hook\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  or  go  with  a  sudden  turn;  hence  [Slang  or  Prov. 
  Eng.],  to  make  off  to  clear  out  --  often  with  it  ``Duncan 
  was  wounded,  and  the  escort  hooked  it.''  --Kipling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hook  \Hook\,  n.  [OE.  hok,  AS  h[=o]c;  cf  D.  haak,  G.  hake, 
  haken,  OHG.  h[=a]ko,  h[=a]go,  h[=a]ggo,  Icel.  haki,  Sw  hake, 
  Dan.  hage.  Cf  {Arquebuse},  {Hagbut},  {Hake},  {Hatch}  a  half 
  door,  {Heckle}.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  metal,  or  other  hard  material,  formed  or  bent 
  into  a  curve  or  at  an  angle,  for  catching,  holding,  or 
  sustaining  anything  as  a  hook  for  catching  fish;  a  hook 
  for  fastening  a  gate;  a  boat  hook,  etc 
 
  2.  That  part  of  a  hinge  which  is  fixed  to  a  post  and  on 
  which  a  door  or  gate  hangs  and  turns. 
 
  3.  An  implement  for  cutting  grass  or  grain;  a  sickle;  an 
  instrument  for  cutting  or  lopping;  a  billhook. 
 
  Like  slashing  Bentley  with  his  desperate  hook. 
  --Pope. 
 
  4.  (Steam  Engin.)  See  {Eccentric},  and  {V-hook}. 
 
  5.  A  snare;  a  trap.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  A  field  sown  two  years  in  succession.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  7.  pl  The  projecting  points  of  the  thigh  bones  of  cattle;  -- 
  called  also  {hook  bones}. 
 
  {By  hook  or  by  crook},  one  way  or  other  by  any  means  direct 
  or  indirect.  --Milton.  ``In  hope  her  to  attain  by  hook  or 
  crook.''  --Spenser. 
 
  {Off  the  hooks},  unhinged;  disturbed;  disordered.  [Colloq.] 
  ``In  the  evening,  by  water,  to  the  Duke  of  Albemarle,  whom 
  I  found  mightly  off  the  hooks  that  the  ships  are  not  gone 
  out  of  the  river.''  --Pepys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hook  \Hook\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hooked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hooking}.] 
  1.  To  catch  or  fasten  with  a  hook  or  hooks;  to  seize, 
  capture,  or  hold  as  with  a  hook,  esp.  with  a  disguised  or 
  baited  hook;  hence  to  secure  by  allurement  or  artifice; 
  to  entrap;  to  catch;  as  to  hook  a  dress;  to  hook  a  trout. 
 
  Hook  him  my  poor  dear,  .  .  .  at  any  sacrifice.  --W. 
  Collins. 
 
  2.  To  seize  or  pierce  with  the  points  of  the  horns,  as  cattle 
  in  attacking  enemies;  to  gore. 
 
  3.  To  steal.  [Colloq.  Eng.  &  U.S.] 
 
  {To  hook  on},  to  fasten  or  attach  by  or  as  by  hook. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hook  \Hook\,  v.  i. 
  To  bend;  to  curve  as  a  hook. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hook 
  n  1:  a  catch  for  locking  a  door 
  2:  a  sharp  curve  or  crook;  a  shape  resembling  a  hook  [syn:  {crotchet}] 
  3:  anything  that  serves  as  an  enticement  [syn:  {bait},  {come-on}, 
  {lure},  {sweetener}] 
  4:  the  (prehensile)  extremity  of  the  superior  limb;  "he  had  the 
  hands  of  a  surgeon";  "he  extended  his  mitt"  [syn:  {hand}, 
  {manus},  {mauler},  {mitt},  {paw}] 
  5:  a  device  that  is  curved  or  bent  to  suspend  or  hold  or  pull 
  something  [syn:  {claw}] 
  6:  a  curved  or  bent  implement  for  suspending  or  pulling 
  something 
  7:  a  golf  shot  that  curves  to  the  left  for  a  right-handed 
  golfer  [syn:  {draw}] 
  8:  a  short  swinging  punch  delivered  from  the  side  with  the 
  elbow  bent 
  9:  a  shot  made  over  the  head  with  the  hand  that  is  farther  from 
  the  basket  [syn:  {hook  shot}] 
  v  1:  fasten  with  a  hook  [ant:  {unhook}] 
  2:  rip  off  ask  an  unreasonable  price  [syn:  {overcharge},  {soak}, 
  {surcharge},  {gazump},  {fleece},  {plume},  {pluck},  {rob}] 
  [ant:  {undercharge}] 
  3:  interlock  [syn:  {crochet}] 
  4:  in  golf:  hit  a  ball  and  put  a  spin  on  it  so  that  it  travels 
  to  the  left 
  5:  take  by  theft;  "Someone  snitched  my  wallet!"  [syn:  {snitch}, 
  {thieve},  {cop},  {knock  off},  {glom}] 
  6:  make  off  with  belongings  of  others  [syn:  {pilfer},  {cabbage}, 
  {purloin},  {pinch},  {abstract},  {snarf},  {swipe},  {sneak}, 
  {filch},  {nobble},  {lift}] 
  7:  hit  with  a  hock;  in  boxing 
  8:  catch  with  a  hook;  "hook  a  fish" 
  9:  to  cause  (someone  or  oneself)  to  become  dependent  (on 
  something  esp.  a  narcotic  drug)  [syn:  {addict}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hook  n.  A  software  or  hardware  feature  included  in  order  to 
  simplify  later  additions  or  changes  by  a  user.  For  example,  a  simple 
  program  that  prints  numbers  might  always  print  them  in  base  10,  but  a 
  more  flexible  version  would  let  a  variable  determine  what  base  to  use 
  setting  the  variable  to  5  would  make  the  program  print  numbers  in  base  5. 
  The  variable  is  a  simple  hook.  An  even  more  flexible  program  might 
  examine  the  variable  and  treat  a  value  of  16  or  less  as  the  base  to  use 
  but  treat  any  other  number  as  the  address  of  a  user-supplied  routine  for 
  printing  a  number.  This  is  a  {hairy}  but  powerful  hook;  one  can  then 
  write  a  routine  to  print  numbers  as  Roman  numerals,  say  or  as  Hebrew 
  characters,  and  plug  it  into  the  program  through  the  hook.  Often  the 
  difference  between  a  good  program  and  a  superb  one  is  that  the  latter  has 
  useful  hooks  in  judiciously  chosen  places.  Both  may  do  the  original  job 
  about  equally  well  but  the  one  with  the  hooks  is  much  more  flexible  for 
  future  expansion  of  capabilities  ({EMACS},  for  example,  is  _all_  hooks). 
  The  term  `user  exit'  is  synonymous  but  much  more  formal  and  less  hackish. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  HOOK 
 
  ?  Object  Oriented  Kernel.  Delphia.  An  object-oriented 
  extension  of  Delphia  Prolog. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hook 
 
    A  {software}  or  {hardware}  feature  included  in 
  order  to  simplify  later  additions  or  changes  by  a  user. 
 
  For  example,  a  simple  program  that  prints  numbers  might  always 
  print  them  in  base  10,  but  a  more  flexible  version  would  let  a 
  variable  determine  what  base  to  use  setting  the  variable  to  5 
  would  make  the  program  print  numbers  in  base  5.  The  variable 
  is  a  simple  hook.  An  even  more  flexible  program  might  examine 
  the  variable  and  treat  a  value  of  16  or  less  as  the  base  to 
  use  but  treat  any  other  number  as  the  address  of  a 
  user-supplied  routine  for  printing  a  number.  This  is  a 
  {hairy}  but  powerful  hook;  one  can  then  write  a  routine  to 
  print  numbers  as  Roman  numerals,  say  or  as  Hebrew  characters, 
  and  plug  it  into  the  program  through  the  hook. 
 
  Often  the  difference  between  a  good  program  and  a  superb  one 
  is  that  the  latter  has  useful  hooks  in  judiciously  chosen 
  places.  Both  may  do  the  original  job  about  equally  well  but 
  the  one  with  the  hooks  is  much  more  flexible  for  future 
  expansion  of  capabilities. 
 
  {Emacs},  for  example,  is  *all*  hooks. 
 
  The  term  "user  exit"  is  synonymous  but  much  more  formal  and 
  less  hackish. 
 
  (1997-06-25) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hook 
  (1.)  Heb.  hah,  a  ring"  inserted  in  the  nostrils  of  animals  to 
  which  a  cord  was  fastened  for  the  purpose  of  restraining  them  (2 
  Kings  19:28;  Isa.  37:28,  29;  Ezek.  29:4;  38:4).  "The  Orientals 
  make  use  of  this  contrivance  for  curbing  their 
  work-beasts...When  a  beast  becomes  unruly  they  have  only  to  draw 
  the  cord  on  one  side  which  by  stopping  his  breath,  punishes 
  him  so  effectually  that  after  a  few  repetitions  he  fails  not  to 
  become  quite  tractable  whenever  he  begins  to  feel  it" 
  (Michaelis).  So  God's  agents  are  never  beyond  his  control. 
 
  (2.)  Hakkah,  a  fish  hook"  (Job  41:2,  Heb.  Text,  40:25;  Isa. 
  19:8;  Hab.  1:15). 
 
  (3.)  Vav,  a  peg"  on  which  the  curtains  of  the  tabernacle  were 
  hung  (Ex.  26:32). 
 
  (4.)  Tsinnah  a  fish-hooks  (Amos  4:2). 
 
  (5.)  Mazleg  flesh-hooks  (1  Sam.  2:13,  14),  a  kind  of  fork 
  with  three  teeth  for  turning  the  sacrifices  on  the  fire,  etc 
 
  (6.)  Mazmeroth  pruning-hooks  (Isa.  2:4;  Joel  3:10). 
 
  (7.)  'Agmon  (Job  41:2,  Heb.  Text  40:26),  incorrectly  rendered 
  in  the  Authorized  Version.  Properly  a  rush-rope  for  binding 
  animals,  as  in  Revised  Version  margin. 
 




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