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hoe

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noun \ˈhō\

Definition of hoe

  1. 1 :  any of various implements for tilling, mixing, or raking; especially :  a tool with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants

  2. 2 :  backhoe

Origin and Etymology 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


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hoe

verb

Definition of hoe

hoed

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hoeing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to work with a tool with a thin flat blade on a long handle to cultivate, weed, or loosen the earth around plants :  to use or work with a hoe (see 1hoe) or backhoe hoeing in the garden all day

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to weed, cultivate, or thin (a crop) with a hoe (see 1hoe) hoeing carrots and turnips

  5. 2 :  to remove (weeds) by hoeing

  6. 3 :  to dress or cultivate (land) by hoeing The garden needs to be hoed.

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.

Origin and Etymology of hoe

see 1hoe


First Known Use: 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 Hoe American inventor


Hoe

biographical name

Definition of Hoe

  1. Robert 1784–1833 American (English-born) printing-press manufacturer



HOE Defined for English Language Learners

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hoe

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noun \ˈhō\

Definition of hoe for English Language Learners

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


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hoe

verb

Definition of hoe for English Language Learners

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


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

hoed

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hoeing

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



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