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1Northern English A tumulus or barrow.‘By far the commonest type of monument is the round barrow, known locally as a howe.’
- 1.1in place names A hill.‘The authors believe the church is a part of a twelve and a half mile ley that joins Lastingham Church, the Black Howe Barrow and Dargate Dikes.’‘A short distance south of Shap village, the Kemp Howe stone circle is cut in two by the West Coast Main Line Railway.’
- 1.1in place names A hill.
Middle English from Old Norse haugr ‘mound’, from a Germanic base meaning ‘high’.
nounScottish, Northern English
A hollow place; a depression.‘As usual this year, images from the 5,000-year-old howe are being broadcast on the Internet.’
Late Middle English variant of Old English hol (see hole).
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