verb (used with object), hoed, hoe·ing.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoe·ing.
Origin of hoe
Related Words for hoedunearth, search, shovel, drill, dredge, discover, penetrate, exhume, bulldoze, scoop, sift, burrow, clean, enter, uncover, bore, gouge, harvest, excavate, plow
Examples from the Web for hoed
Historical Examples of hoed
After you have hoed them out, give them a light top dressing of more guano.Guano
That is, hoed over again and new furrows made for the next crop.Letters from Port Royal
The patch has to be hoed, the pie to be cooked; the one cannot do the both.The Angel and the Author - and Others
Jerome K. Jerome
But, jubilate, I have got my garden all hoed the first time!
I remembered the extensive garden that would have to be hoed in July.Dwellers in Arcady
Albert Bigelow Paine
verb hoes, hoeing or hoed
Word Origin for hoe
mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.
see tough row to hoe.