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hoe Explained

hoe at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hoe at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1363, from O.Fr. houe (12c.), from Frank. *hauwa (cf. O.H.G. houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe"), related to O.E. heawan "to cut" (see hew). The verb is first recorded c.1430. Hoe-cake, 1745, Amer.Eng., was said originally to have been baked on the broad thin blade of a cotton-field hoe. Hoedown "noisy dance" first recorded 1841, probably from perceived parallel of dance motions to those of farm chores. /// "As to dancing, no Long-Island negro could shuffle you 'double trouble,' or 'hoe corn and dig potatoes' more scientifically." [Washington Irving, "Salmagundi," March 7, 1807] ///

hoe at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: 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.//

HOE at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Holographic Optical Element

hoe at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

y Identifier, African-American Inst

hoe at Dutch => English Of Explained:

as, how, like

hoe at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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

hoe at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

ords for "abroad":
abashed, aberrant, adrift, afield, alfres

hoe at Dutch => English Of Explained:

hoe [hu]
how, inwhatway
how, inwhatway
how, inwhatway
how, inwhatway

hoe at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Agriculture): cultivate, till the soil, grow, farm, garden, sow, plant, reap, harvest, hoe, plough, plow.

hoe at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun a garden tool with a long handle and a blade, used for breaking up soil and removing WEEDS (= plants growing where they are not wanted)
verb (hoeing, hoed, hoed) to break up soil, remove plants, etc. with a hoe:
[VN] to hoe the flowerbeds [also V]

Hoe at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hoe \Hoe\, n. [OF. hoe, F. houe; of German origin, cf. OHG.
houwa, howa, G. haue, fr. OHG. houwan to hew. See {Hew} to
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.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The horned or piked dogfish. See {Dogfish}.

{Dutch hoe}, one having the blade set for use in the manner
of a spade.

{Horse hoe}, a kind of cultivator.

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

{To hoe one's row}, to do one's share of a job. [Colloq.]

Hoe \Hoe\, v. i.
To use a hoe; to labor with a hoe.

hoe at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long

v : dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"

hoe at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=Hoe


* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » hō, Inter: IPA » /həʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /h@U/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » hō, Inter: IPA » /hoʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /hoU/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊ
  • Inter: homophones » ho

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » howe|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » houe|lang=xno, from Old Low Franconian *houwa (cf. Middle Dutch Inter: term » houwe|lang=dum), from *houwan 'to hew'. More at Inter: l » en|hew.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
    1. 2009, TRU TV, 28 March
    2. : It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe.
      Related terms
      * backhoe
      Inter: trans-top » agricultural tool

  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|skoffel
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shat|f
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բրիչ|tr=brič
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|fesoria|f
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|alaqkeş, Inter: t- » az|toxa
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|матыка|f|tr=matýka|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|мотика|f|tr=motíka|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|aixada
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎦᎶᎪᏗ|tr=galogodi
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|鋤|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|锄|tr=chú|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|motyka|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schoffel|m, Inter: t+ » nl|hak|m
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kõblas
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuokka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|binette|f, Inter: t+ » fr|houe
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hacke|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τσάπα|f|tr=tsapa
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מעדר|m|tr=má'der
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kapa
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|zappa|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|鍬|tr=くわ, kuwa|sc=Jpan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|houette|f
  • Kirundi: Inter: t- » rn|isuka
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|괭이|tr=gwaeng-i|sc=Kore
  • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|kapacs|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|kaplis|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|мотика|f|tr=mótika|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|cangkul
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|zappuna|f, Inter: t- » mt|lexxuna|f
    • Mohawk: Inter: tø » moh|atshōkten
    • O'odham: Inter: tø » ood|sibiyo
    • Pawnee: Inter: tø » paw|kátạreːrịwɩs
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|motyka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|enxada|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|sapă
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тяпка|f|tr=tjápka, Inter: t+ » ru|мотыга|f|tr=motýga
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|мотика|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|motika|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|motyka|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|motika|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|azada|f, Inter: t+ » es|azadón|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|jembe
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hacka|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|asada, Inter: t- » tl|asarol
    • Tai Dam: Inter: tø » blt|chóp|sc=Tavt
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|çapa
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|мотика|f|tr=motýka|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|cái cuốc
    • Yucatec Maya: Inter: tø » yua|tuhnkuy
    • Yuchi: Inter: tø » yuc|hafɛ

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » hoe|d
  • To use the agricultural tool defined above.
    1. : Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
    2. : I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
      Inter: trans-top » to use the gardening tool

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schoffelen
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kõplama
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuokkia
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|houer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|hacken
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kapál
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|zappare

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kirundi: Inter: t- » rn|kurima
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|agħżaq
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|prăși
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|мотыжить|tr=motýžit’, Inter: t+ » ru|разрыхлять|tr=razryxlját’
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kopať, Inter: t- » sk|okopávať
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|azadonar

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * mattock
  • pick
  • rake

    External links

    * Inter: projectlink » NIE|Hoe (implement)

    Etymology 2

    An eye dialect corruption of Inter: term » whore|lang=en, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of Ebonics.

    Alternative forms

    * ho


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: US » slang Inter: alternative spelling of » ho A prostitute.
    1. 2002, Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
    2. : … this chapter … will … explore why pimp (and hoe) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations … have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
    3. 2003, Dan Harrington, The Good Eye
    4. : At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:prostitute -


      Inter: en-verb » hoe|d

  • Inter: US » slang Inter: alternative spelling of » ho To act as a prostitute.
  • 2003, Da’rel the Relentless One, M. T. Pimp
  • : Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.

    Etymology 3

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » ho|ho|lang=ang.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.

    Usage notes

    * Now used only in placenames e.g. "Plymouth Hoe".

  • Category: Category:en:Tools -



    * Inter: IPA » /xoe/|lang=agg


    Inter: head » agg|noun
  • water

  • Dutch


    From Inter: etyl » odt|nl Inter: term » huo|lang=odt, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|nl Inter: recons » hwō|lang=gem-pro.


    * Inter: rhymes » u|lang=nl
    • Inter: IPA » /ɦu/|lang=nl
    • Inter: audio » Nl-hoe.ogg|audio


      Inter: head » nl|adverb|cat2=interrogative adverbs

  • Inter: qualifier » interrogative and conjunctive pro-adverb how

    Related terms

    * hoeveel, hoe veel
  • (in) hoeverre
  • hoezeer
  • hoedanig

  • Finnish


  • Inter: fi-form of » hokea|type=verb|mood=indicative|tense=present connegative
    1. Inter: fi-form of » hokea|type=verb|pr=second-person|pl=singular|mood=imperative|tense=present
    2. Inter: fi-form of » hokea|type=verb|pr=second-person|pl=singular|mood=imperative|tense=present connegative



    From Inter: etyl » poz-pro|haw (compare Inter: etyl » fj|- Inter: term » voce|lang=fj, Inter: etyl » mi|- Inter: term » hoe|lang=mi).


    Inter: haw-nou » n
  • oar

  • Maori


    From Inter: etyl » poz-pro|mi (compare Inter: etyl » fj|- Inter: term » voce|lang=fj, Inter: etyl » haw|- Inter: term » hoe|lang=haw).


    Inter: head » mi|noun
  • oar

  • West Frisian


  • how

  • Category: Category:West Frisian adverbs -
    Category: zh-min-nan:hoe -
    Translation: cs » hoe
    Translation: da » hoe
    Translation: de » hoe
    Translation: et » hoe
    Translation: es » hoe
    Translation: eo » hoe
    Translation: fa » hoe
    Translation: fr » hoe
    Translation: ko » hoe
    Translation: io » hoe
    Translation: id » hoe
    Translation: it » hoe
    Translation: kn » hoe
    Translation: lo » hoe
    Translation: lv » hoe
    Translation: lb » hoe
    Translation: lt » hoe
    Translation: li » hoe
    Translation: hu » hoe
    Translation: mg » hoe
    Translation: ml » hoe
    Translation: my » hoe
    Translation: nl » hoe
    Translation: no » hoe
    Translation: pl » hoe
    Translation: pt » hoe
    Translation: ru » hoe
    Translation: fi » hoe
    Translation: sv » hoe
    Translation: ta » hoe
    Translation: te » hoe
    Translation: tr » hoe
    Translation: vi » hoe
    Translation: zh » hoe

    hoë at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » af|adjective form
  • Inter: form of » attributive form|hoog|lang=af.

  • Translation: nl » hoë