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hoe

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noun \ˈhō\

Simple Definition of hoe

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hoe

  1. 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. 2 :  backhoe

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

Rhymes with hoe


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hoe

verb

Simple Definition of hoe

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hoe

hoedhoeing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to use or work with a hoe

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to weed, cultivate, or thin (a crop) with a hoe

  5. 2 :  to remove (weeds) by hoeing

  6. 3 :  to dress or cultivate (land) by hoeing

hoer play \ˈhō(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of hoe in a sentence

  1. The garden has to be hoed.

  2. She was hoeing in the garden all day.



15th Century

First Known Use of hoe

15th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


Hoe

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biographical name \ˈhō\

Definition of Hoe

  1. Richard March 1812–1886 son of Robert Am. inventor




Hoe

biographical name

Definition of Hoe

  1. Robert 1784–1833 Am. (Eng.-born) printing-press manuf.





HOE Defined for Kids

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hoe

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noun \ˈhō\

Definition of hoe for Students

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




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hoe

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verb

Definition of hoe for Students

hoedhoe·ing

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





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