What does hoe mean?

Definitions for hoehoʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hoe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoe(verb)

    a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle

  2. hoe(verb)

    dig with a hoe

    "He is hoeing the flower beds"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoe(noun)

    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

  2. Hoe(noun)

    the horned or piked dogfish. See Dogfish

  3. Hoe(verb)

    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

  4. Hoe(verb)

    to use a hoe; to labor with a hoe

  5. Origin: [OF. hoe, F. houe; of German origin, cf. OHG. houwa, howa, G. haue, fr. OHG. houwan to hew. See Hew to cut.]


  1. Hoe

    A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural tool used to move small amounts of soil. Common goals include weed control by agitating the surface of the soil around plants, piling soil around the base of plants, creating narrow furrows and shallow trenches for planting seeds and bulbs, to chop weeds, roots and crop residues, and even to dig or move soil, such as when harvesting root crops like potatoes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hoe

    hō, n. an instrument for hewing or digging up weeds and loosening the earth.—v.t. to cut or clean with a hoe: to weed.—v.i. to use a hoe:—pr.p. hoe′ing; pa.p. hoed.—ns. Hoe′-cake (U.S.), a thin cake of Indian meal; Hō′er.—A hard, or long, row to hoe, a hard or wearisome task to perform. [O. Fr. houe—Old High Ger. houwa (Ger. haue), a hoe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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