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Definition of HOE

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Hoe \Hoe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoeing}.] [Cf. F. houer.] To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with a hoe; as, to hoe the earth in a garden; also, to clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe; as, to hoe corn. [1913 Webster]

     {To hoe one's row}, to do one's share of a job. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hoe \Hoe\, v. i.
     To use a hoe; to labor with a hoe.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hoe \Hoe\, n. [OF. hoe, F. houe; of German origin, cf. OHG. houwa, howa, G. haue, fr. OHG. houwan to hew. See {Hew} to cut.]
     1. A tool chiefly for digging up weeds, and arranging the earth about plants in fields and gardens. It is made of a flat blade of iron or steel having an eye or tang by which it is attached to a wooden handle at an acute angle. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Zool.) The horned or piked dogfish. See {Dogfish}. [1913 Webster]

     {Dutch hoe}, one having the blade set for use in the manner of a spade.

     {Horse hoe}, a kind of cultivator.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoe":
     backset, cultivate, culture, cut, delve, dig, dress, fallow, fertilize, force, harrow, list, mulch, plow, prune, rake, spade, thin, thin out, till, till the soil, weed, weed out, work


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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