(Hod"dy) n. [Prob. for hooded.] (Zoöl.) See Dun crow, under Dun, a.
(Hod"dy*dod`dy) n. [Prob. E. also hoddypeke, hoddypoule, hoddymandoddy.] An awkward
or foolish person. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Hodge"podge`) n. A mixed mass; a medley. See Hotchpot. Johnson.
(Hodg`kin's dis*ease") (Med.) A morbid condition characterized by progressive anæmia
and enlargement of the lymphatic glands; first described by Dr. Hodgkin, an English physician.
(Ho"di*ern Ho`di*er"nal) a. [L. hodiernus, fr. hodie today.] Of this day; belonging to the present
day. [R.] Boyle. Quart. Rev.
(Hod"man) n.; pl. Hodmen A man who carries a hod; a mason's tender.
(Hod"man*dod) n. [Obs.] See Dodman. Bacon.
(Hod"o*graph) n. [Gr. path + graph.] (Math.) A curve described by the moving extremity
of a line the other end of which is fixed, this line being constantly parallel to the direction of motion of,
and having its length constantly proportional to the velocity of, a point moving in any path; -used in investigations
respecting central forces.
(Ho*dom"e*ter) n. See Odometer.
(Hoe) n. [OF. hoe, F. houe; of German origin, cf. OHG. houwa, howa, G. haue, fr. OHG. houwan
to hew. See Hew to cut.]
1. 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.
2. (Zoöl.) The horned or piked dogfish. See Dogfish.
Dutch hoe, one having the blade set for use in the manner of a spade. Horse hoe, a kind of cultivator.
To hoe one's row, to do one's share of a job. [Colloq.]
(Hoe), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoeing.] [Cf. F. houer.] To cut, dig, scrape,
turn, arrange, or clean, with a hoe; as, to hoe the earth in a garden; also, to clear from weeds, or to loosen
or arrange the earth about, with a hoe; as, to hoe corn.
(Hoe), v. i. To use a hoe; to labor with a hoe.