verb (used with object), hoed, hoe·ing.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoe·ing.
Origin of hoe
Related Words for hoeingunearth, search, shovel, drill, dredge, discover, penetrate, exhume, bulldoze, scoop, sift, burrow, clean, enter, uncover, bore, gouge, harvest, excavate, plow
Examples from the Web for hoeing
Historical Examples of hoeing
Of this wood the natives make their crooked spades for hoeing their fields.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
He'd take him back, and put him to hoeing and digging, and "see if he'd step about so smart."
Though it prevents my hoeing them, it is of far more worth than my hoeing.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
After the first hoeing, throw a handful of ashes on each plant.Guano
When the old people returned from hoeing and called their child, there was no child to be found.Roumanian Fairy Tales
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.