What does the word Hews mean?

1.
to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.
2.
to make, shape, smooth, etc., with cutting blows: to hew a passage through the crowd; to hew a statue from marble.
3.
to sever (a part) from a whole by means of cutting blows (usually followed by away, off, out, from, etc.): to hew branches from the tree.
4.
to cut down; fell: to hew wood; trees hewed down by the storm.