from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tool with a flat blade attached approximately at a right angle to a long handle, used for weeding, cultivating, and gardening.
- transitive v. To weed, cultivate, or dig up with a hoe.
- intransitive v. To work with a hoe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
- v. To use the agricultural tool defined above.
- n. Alternative spelling of ho. A prostitute.
- v. Alternative spelling of ho. To act as a prostitute.
- n. A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The horned or piked dogfish. See Dogfish.
- intransitive v. To use a hoe; to labor with a hoe.
- transitive v. To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with a hoe; ; also, to clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut, dig, scrape, or clean with a hoe.
- To clear from weeds or cultivate with a hoe: as, to hoe turnips or cabbages.
- To use a hoe.
- To play or dance a hoe-down.
- n. An implement for digging, scraping, or loosening earth, cutting weeds, etc., made in various forms.
- n. The common dogfish, Squalus acanthias or Acanthias vulgaris; also, a name of several other kinds of sharks. See cut under dogfish.
- n. A variant of how.
- n. An obsolete form of ho.
- n. See hoey.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dig with a hoe
- n. a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
But they started to cook with it, beginning with native fry cake, which they called hoe bread or hoecake.
It's a tough row to hoe, in other words, to make the jump from the lower house of Congress to the White House.
Soulja Boy claimed in this article that his lyrics are not obscene (really, even the word hoe?)
But you can't just come on a morning television show and say the word hoe without some kind of reference point.
-- The word "howes" inserted in connection with various kinds of dogs, is our modern word hoe; Smith has it hows on page 86, and howes on page 162.
The rake formed a T on the end and the hoe was a perfect hook.
One suggestion is that the hoe was a chance find recovered in the Middle Ages during stone robbing of a Roman ruin.
How do you ban a word that is allowed -- a hoe is a garden tool.
Sanders had charged that -- that she was subjected to verbal abuse, that she was called hoe, that Thomas used the "b" word towards her.
But Rhavas thought most of the peasants he'd seen were more likely to break a hoe handle over a greedy cleric's head than to cough up a copper, let alone give over gold.