Dutch hoe, one having the blade set for use in the manner of a spade.Horse hoe, a kind of cultivator.

(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.

To hoe one's row, to do one's share of a job. [Colloq.]

(Hoe), v. i. To use a hoe; to labor with a hoe.

(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.

Hodgkin's disease
(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.

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