(1902-1989) US philosopher. He is noted for his interpretations of John Dewey and Karl Marx. He held that our ideas are not true or false propositions but guides to action and experiment, and that Marx held that knowledge was primarily an activity, too. Accordingly, he saw philosophy as an empirical discipline, similar to the social sciences. He attacked Martin Heidegger's notion of being.
Born in New York, he taught at New York University 1927–69. His works include From Hegel to Marx 1936 and The Quest for Being 1961.
ETYM Old Eng. hok, as. hôc; cf. Dutch haak, German hake, haken, Old High Germ. hâko, hâgo, hâggo, Icel. haki, Swed. hake, Dan. hage. Related to Arquebuse, Hagbut, Hake, Hatch a half door, Heckle.
1. A catch for locking a door.
2. A curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something.
3. A device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something; SYN. claw.
4. A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; SYN. draw.
5. A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook; SYN. crotchet.
6. A short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent.
A location in a routine or program in which the programmer can connect or insert other routines for the purpose of debugging or enhancing functionality.
1. To catch with a hook
2. To fasten with a hook.
3. To hit with a hock; in boxing.
4. (Golf) To hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left.
5. To take by theft; SYN. snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom.
abstract · accost · addict · cabbage · cop · crochet · filch · fleece · gazump · glom · hook up · knock off · lif · nobble · overcharge · pilfer · pinch · pluck · plume · purloin · ro · snare · snarf · sneak · snitch · soak · solicit · surcharge · swipe · thieve