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hoe

hoe

 (hō)
n.
A tool with a flat blade attached approximately at a right angle to a long handle, used for weeding, cultivating, and gardening.
v. hoed, hoe·ing, hoes
v.tr.
To weed, cultivate, or dig up with a hoe.
v.intr.
To work with a hoe.

[Middle English howe, from Old French houe, of Germanic origin; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

ho′er n.

hoe

(həʊ)
n
(Agriculture) any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
vb, hoes, hoeing or hoed
(Agriculture) to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
[C14: via Old French houe from Germanic: compare Old High German houwā, houwan to hew, German Haue hoe]
ˈhoer n
ˈhoeˌlike adj

hoe

(hoʊ)

n., v. hoed, hoe•ing. n.
1. a long-handled implement with a thin, flat blade usu. set transversely, used esp. in breaking up the soil and in weeding.
2. any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster.
v.t.
3. to scrape, weed, or cultivate with a hoe.
v.i.
4. to use a hoe.
[1325–75; Middle English howe < Old French houe < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch houwe, Old High German houwa mattock; akin to hew]
ho′er, n.

hoe


Past participle: hoed
Gerund: hoeing

Imperative
hoe
hoe
Present
I hoe
you hoe
he/she/it hoes
we hoe
you hoe
they hoe
Preterite
I hoed
you hoed
he/she/it hoed
we hoed
you hoed
they hoed
Present Continuous
I am hoeing
you are hoeing
he/she/it is hoeing
we are hoeing
you are hoeing
they are hoeing
Present Perfect
I have hoed
you have hoed
he/she/it has hoed
we have hoed
you have hoed
they have hoed
Past Continuous
I was hoeing
you were hoeing
he/she/it was hoeing
we were hoeing
you were hoeing
they were hoeing
Past Perfect
I had hoed
you had hoed
he/she/it had hoed
we had hoed
you had hoed
they had hoed
Future
I will hoe
you will hoe
he/she/it will hoe
we will hoe
you will hoe
they will hoe
Future Perfect
I will have hoed
you will have hoed
he/she/it will have hoed
we will have hoed
you will have hoed
they will have hoed
Future Continuous
I will be hoeing
you will be hoeing
he/she/it will be hoeing
we will be hoeing
you will be hoeing
they will be hoeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoeing
you have been hoeing
he/she/it has been hoeing
we have been hoeing
you have been hoeing
they have been hoeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoeing
you will have been hoeing
he/she/it will have been hoeing
we will have been hoeing
you will have been hoeing
they will have been hoeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoeing
you had been hoeing
he/she/it had been hoeing
we had been hoeing
you had been hoeing
they had been hoeing
Conditional
I would hoe
you would hoe
he/she/it would hoe
we would hoe
you would hoe
they would hoe
Past Conditional
I would have hoed
you would have hoed
he/she/it would have hoed
we would have hoed
you would have hoed
they would have hoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoe - a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handlehoe - a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
hoe handle - the handle of a hoe
Dutch hoe, scuffle hoe, scuffle - a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verb1.hoe - dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
till - work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"
Translations
مِعْزَقَه، مِجْرَفَهيَعْزِقُ الأرْض، يُزيل الأعْشاب
motykaokopat
lugelugejern
kuokka
kapakapál
hlújárn, arfaskafauppræta illgresi meî sköfu
kauptukaskaupuoti
kaplētkaplis
motykaokopať
motika

hoe

[həʊ]
A. Nazada f, azadón m
B. VT [+ earth] → azadonar, trabajar con la azada; [+ crop] → sachar

hoe

[ˈhəʊ]
n (for gardening)houe f, binette f
vt [+ ground] → biner; [+ plants] → sarcler

hoe

nHacke f
vtihacken

hoe

[həʊ]
1. nzappa
2. vt (ground) → zappare; (weeds) → sarchiare

hoe

(həu) noun
a long-handled tool with a metal blade used for removing or destroying weeds etc.
verbpresent participle ˈhoeing
to use a hoe eg to remove or destroy weeds. This morning I hoed the garden/weeds.
References in classic literature ?
I couldn't at first find my safety razor this morning, and when I did locate it the hoe was in one of my shoes.
Whatever it was, the rebuke was convincing, for the woman dropped her hoe and went mumbling into the house.
The daughter of Munro would draw his water, hoe his corn, and cook his venison.
Not surely her cousin Hepzibah's, who had no taste nor spirits for the lady-like employment of cultivating flowers, and--with her recluse habits, and tendency to shelter herself within the dismal shadow of the house--would hardly have come forth under the speck of open sky to weed and hoe among the fraternity of beans and squashes.
A whaleman's nipper is a short firm strip of tendinous stuff cut from the tapering part of Leviathan's tail: it averages an inch in thickness, and for the rest, is about the size of the iron part of a hoe.
The weapons with which we have gained our most important victories, which should be handed down as heirlooms from father to son, are not the sword and the lance, but the bushwhack, the turf-cutter, the spade, and the bog hoe, rusted with the blood of many a meadow, and begrimed with the dust of many a hard-fought field.
It's an innocent looking garden, but you let a man start in to hoe it once, and you'll see.
They dig, they hoe, they reap, they sow, they bear monstrous burdens on their backs, they shove similar ones long distances on wheelbarrows, they drag the cart when there is no dog or lean cow to drag it--and when there is, they assist the dog or cow.
There's a little spade an' rake an' a fork an' hoe.
Surely they are fitter to her hands than the handle of a hoe," said a third.
At one end stood a little village, and at the other the thick jungle came down in a sweep to the grazing-grounds, and stopped there as though it had been cut off with a hoe.
Little is known concerning the properties of the tree itself, the source of all this wealth; how much it may be improved by cultivation, by the use of the hoe and plough.