Webster 1913 Edition
A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
[Cf. F. & G.
Halloo! attend! – a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach.“What noise there, ho?”
Ho! who’s within?”
[Perhaps corrupted fr.
hold; but cf. F.
haustop! and E.
Stop! stand still! hold! – a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything.
whoa, and, formerly,
The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried “
An herald on a scaffold made an
Webster 1828 Edition
HOA, exclam. [L. eho.] A call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach.
What noise there, ho?
Hoa, who's within?