hoe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English howe, from Anglo-French houe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German houwa mattock, houwan to hew — more at hew Date: 14th century 1. any of various implements for tilling, mixing, or raking; especially an implement with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants 2. backhoe II. verb (hoed; hoeing) Date: 15th century intransitive verb to use or work with a hoe transitive verb 1. to weed, cultivate, or thin (a crop) with a hoe 2. to remove (weeds) by hoeing 3. to dress or cultivate (land) by hoeing • hoer noun

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  • hoe — [həu US hou] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: houe] a garden tool with a long handle, used for removing ↑weeds (=unwanted plants) from the surface of the soil >hoe v [I and T] ▪ Hoe the ground in spring …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoe — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from P.Gmc. *hawwan (Cf. O.H.G. houwa hoe, mattock, pick axe, Ger. Haue), from PIE *kau to hew, strike (see HEW (Cf. hew)). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoe — [hō] n. [ME houe < OFr < OHG houwa < houwan, to cut, HEW] a tool with a thin, flat blade set across the end of a long handle, used for weeding, loosening soil, etc. vt., vi. hoed, hoeing to dig, cultivate, weed, etc. with a hoe hoer n …   English World dictionary

  • hoe — verb has inflected forms hoes, hoed, hoeing …   Modern English usage

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