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 hoeing
One day old Bab was hoeing in a field and got in a squabble about something with a young gal name Polly, same name as his wife.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma|Various
"There is nothing like hoeing to make your garden, a success," he told the children.Daddy Takes Us to the Garden|Howard R. Garis
The hoeing was all done then, the weeds were no longer my enemies.Dwellers in Arcady|Albert Bigelow Paine
Munro had been hoeing cotton in the field and had seen the lad as he passed.Brand Blotters|William MacLeod Raine
At one side we see a large kitchen garden where young Indians are at work planting and hoeing.History of California|Helen Elliott Bandini
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.