verb (used with object), hoed, hoe·ing.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoe·ing.
- hodgson's disease,
- hoe in,
- hoe into,
Origin of hoe
Examples from the Web for hoed
When John took the hoe, he hoed up the corn and left the weeds.The Beacon Second Reader|James H. Fassett
Preference should be given to “hoed crops,” as it is essential to keep the surface in open tilth, as well as to destroy all weeds.Cacao Culture in the Philippines|William S. Lyon
When crops are in drills they can be efficiently thinned, weeded and hoed—in other words, they can be cultivated.
She thought of Richard, and wished that she could have hoed a blessing into every bean of his that she had hoed.Living Alone|Stella Benson
He raked carefully his broad path among the pine needles, laying bare the brown earth; hoed and chopped in the tarweed and brush.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
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.