Hent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Hent h─Ľnt To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get. "This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast.""But all that he might of his friendes hente On bookes and on learning he it spente."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hent To seize; snatch; catch; grasp; take.
    • hent To take; receive.
    • hent To throw.
    • hent To plow up the bottom of (a furrow).
    • n hent Grasp.
    • n hent Opportunity or occasion seized.
    • n hent Preterit and past participle of hend.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hent hent (Spens.) pa.t. of hend
    • n Hent hold
    • v.t Hent hent to clear, go beyond.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue, take, seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan,in compos.), and E. hunt,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hentan, to seize.

Usage

In literature:

Hents my rival home was on expected.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
Beobald, in citing the above incident in his "Chronicles of Comical Kings," calls it "an hendy hap ichabbe y-hent.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Al be it so it was naught our entente He schuld be sauf, but that we wolde him hente.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
Vist skal du hente, kun ved at vente, Kun ved at vente, vor Sommer ind.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
She was seated at a spinning-wheel, but seemed less occupied with the work, than hent on listening to some noise without.
"St. Patrick's Eve" by Charles James Lever
What, for instance, they call Hen Tor may be in reality Hent Haw.
"Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England" by W. P. Haskett Smith
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In poetry:

Whereupon his strongest bowe
And sharpest arrowes hente
And in Amarillis eyes
He lyghtely pighte his tente:
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
The potter to hes cart he went,
He was not to seke;
A god to-hande staffe therowt he hent,
Befor Roben he lepe.
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
Then Red Rowan has hente him up,
The starkest man in Teviotdale:
"Abide, abide now, Red Rowan,
Till of my Lord Scroope I take farewell.
"Kinmont Willie" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Scott Hente is president of City Council and chair of the Colorado Springs Utilities Board.
Hente, Martin speak out on strong mayor proposal.
Scott Hente, a member of Colorado Springs City Council since 2003, currently serves as president of Council and thus the Colorado Springs Utilities board of directors.
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