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Ho

HO

, exclam. A word used by teamsters, to stop their teams. It has been used as a noun, for stop, moderation, bounds.
There is no ho with them.word is pronounced also who, or hwo.

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Definition 2022


Ho

Ho

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ho"

Translingual

Symbol

Ho

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for holmium.

English

Proper noun

Ho

  1. A Munda language spoken in India and Bangladesh.

Anagrams


Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German hegga, from Proto-Germanic *hagjō. Cognate with German Hecke, Dutch heg, English hedge.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hoː/
  • Rhymes: -oː

Noun

Ho f (plural Hoen)

  1. hedge

Synonyms


Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔ/

Etymology

Min Nan Hokkien ().

Proper noun

Ho

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.

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ho

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ho"

English

Interjection

ho

  1. (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
    Sail ho!
    Another boat is visible!
    Land ho!
    Land is visible!
    Man ho!
    A town is visible!
  2. halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach
    • Shakespeare
      What noise there, ho?
    • Shakespeare
      Ho! who's within?
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      Ho! all ye females that would live unshent, / Fly from the reach of Cyned's regiment.
Translations

Noun

ho

  1. A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
    • Decker
      There is no ho with them.
References
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

Etymology 2

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of African American Vernacular English. Compare mo (more), fo' (for; four).

Alternative forms

Noun

ho (plural hos or hoes)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.
    Bros before hos!
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:promiscuous woman
Translations

Anagrams


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Eastern) IPA(key): /u/, /əw/
  • (Western) IPA(key): /u/, /ew/, /o/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ew/, /u/, /o/

Etymology

From Latin hoc.

Pronoun

ho (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. it (direct object); replaces the demonstrative pronouns açò, això and allò
  2. replaces an independent clause (one which could grammatically form a sentence on its own)
  3. replaces an adjective or an indefinite noun which serves as the predicate of ésser, esdevenir, estar or semblar

Usage notes

  • Ho cannot be used with either en or hi.

Declension

Contraction

Proclictic
  • m'ho
  • s'ho
  • t'ho
Enclictic
  • -ens-ho
  • -li-ho
  • -los-ho
  • 'ls-ho
  • -m'ho
  • 'ns-ho
  • -s'ho
  • -t'ho
  • -us-ho
  • -vos-ho

Chickasaw

Pronoun

ho

  1. they

Czech

Pronoun

ho m, n

  1. Accusative case of on.
  2. Accusative case of ono.

Synonyms

  • (accusative of on): jej

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Noun

ho (accusative singular ho-on, plural ho-oj, accusative plural ho-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter H/h.

See also

Interjection

ho

  1. oh

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /o/

Interjection

ho

  1. Used by tamer to calm the animal they are taming, especially horses; whoa.
    Ho ! Tout doux !
    Whoa! Easy!
  2. Used to express surprise or shock.
    Ho... mon dieu !
    Oh...my God!

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ/
  • Rhymes:

Verb

ho

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avere - I have

Japanese

Romanization

ho

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lower Sorbian

Preposition

ho

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Middle English

Pronoun

ho

  1. who

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huː/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hon.

Pronoun

ho (accusative ho or henne, genitive hennar)

  1. she
    Ho er bestevenen min.
    She is my best friend.
  2. her
    Er det ho som skal vera med?
    Is it her who is joining us?
Synonyms
See also

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

Noun

ho f (definite singular hoa, indefinite plural hoer, definite plural hoene)

  1. female
    Hoa legg egga oppe i eit tre.
    The female lays the eggs up in a tree.

References


Orya

Noun

ho

  1. water

References


Slovak

Pronoun

ho

  1. short genitive singular of on
  2. short accusative singular of on
  3. short genitive singular of ono
  4. short accusative singular of ono

Synonyms

  • (long form): jeho
  • (prepositional form): neho

Swedish

Noun

ho c

  1. a trough; a long container for feeding or watering animals.
  2. a sink; often mounted to a wall; especially a kitchen sink or a washing sink.

Declension

Related terms

Pronoun

ho

  1. (obsolete) who
  2. (dialectal) she

See also


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Verb

ho

  1. to cough

Warao

Noun

ho

  1. water

Descendants

References