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5 definitions found
 for hoe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     To hoe one's row, to do one's share of a job. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoe \Hoe\, v. i.
     To use a hoe; to labor with a hoe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. (Zool.) The horned or piked dogfish. See Dogfish.
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     Dutch hoe, one having the blade set for use in the manner
        of a spade.
  
     Horse hoe, a kind of cultivator.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hoe
      n 1: a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long
           handle
      v 1: dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

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