a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
dig with a hoe
"He is hoeing the flower beds"
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
the horned or piked dogfish. See Dogfish
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
to use a hoe; to labor with a hoe
Origin: [OF. hoe, F. houe; of German origin, cf. OHG. houwa, howa, G. haue, fr. OHG. houwan to hew. See Hew to cut.]
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
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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The numerical value of hoe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of hoe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everyone must hoe his plot daily…
yo never know hoe strong you are until being strong is the only choose you have
The brandy guys have a long road to hoe, it’s definitely an interesting category. The flavors are fabulous.
Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.
Spring has sprung. We're free at last, people. Free at last. Thank you mother nature, we're free. Time to toss open that metaphysical window and check out that psychic landscape. See lots of possibilities budding out there. Time to hoe those rows, feed that seed. Pretty soon you get a garden.
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- toxa, alaqkeşAzerbaijani
- aixadaCatalan, Valencian
- hacken, HackeGerman
- azadón, azada, azadonarSpanish
- kõblas, kõplamaEstonian
- kuokka, kuokkiaFinnish
- binette, houe, houerFrench
- kapa, kapálHungarian
- hauo, bineto, binetagar, hauagarIdo
- zappare, zappaItalian
- HeelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pāpako, hetiheti, pāketu, tipitipi, karaoneMāori
- cangkul, pangkur, cak, paculMalay
- agħżaq, lexxuna, zappunaMaltese
- hak, schoffel, schoffelenDutch
- enxadar, enxadaPortuguese
- isuka, kurimaKirundi
- săpa, prășiRomanian
- мотыга, разрыхлять, мотыжить, тяпкаRussian
- motika, мотикаSerbo-Croatian
- okopávať, kopať, motykaSlovak
- asarol, asadaTagalog
- cái cuốcVietnamese
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