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1hoe

noun \ˈhō\

: a garden tool that has a flat blade on a long handle

Full Definition of HOE

1
:  any of various implements for tilling, mixing, or raking; especially :  an implement with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants
2
:  backhoe
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Origin of HOE

Middle English howe, from Anglo-French houe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German houwa mattock, houwan to hew — more at hew
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2hoe

verb

: to work on (something, such as a garden or a crop) with a hoe

hoedhoe·ing

Full Definition of HOE

intransitive verb
:  to use or work with a hoe
transitive verb
1
:  to weed, cultivate, or thin (a crop) with a hoe
2
:  to remove (weeds) by hoeing
3
:  to dress or cultivate (land) by hoeing
ho·er \ˈhō(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of HOE

  1. The garden has to be hoed.
  2. She was hoeing in the garden all day.

First Known Use of HOE

15th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Hoe

biographical name \ˈhō\

Definition of HOE

Richard March 1812–1886 son of Robert Am. inventor

Hoe

biographical name

Definition of HOE

Robert 1784–1833 Am. (Eng.-born) printing-press manuf.
HOE Defined for Kids

1hoe

noun \ˈhō\

Definition of HOE for Kids

:  a tool with a long handle and a thin flat blade used for weeding and cultivating

2hoe

verb
hoedhoe·ing

Definition of HOE for Kids

:  to weed or loosen the soil around plants with a hoe
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