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ha

[hah] /hɑ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, interrogation, suspicion, triumph, etc.)
Also, hah.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see ha-ha1

[hah] /hɑ/
noun
1.
the 26th letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a glottal spirant consonant sound.
Origin
< Arabic

ḥā

[khah] /xɑ/
noun
1.
the sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a pharyngeal spirant consonant.
Origin
< Arabic

Ha

Symbol, Chemistry, Physics.
1.

ha

1.
hectare; hectares.

h.a.

1.
Gunnery. high angle.
2.
in this year.
Origin
(def 2) < Latin hōc annō
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British Dictionary definitions for ha

ha1

/hɑː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation expressing derision, triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
2.
(reiterated) a representation of the sound of laughter

ha2

symbol
1.
hectare

Ha

abbreviation
1.
Hawaii

h.a.

abbreviation
1.
hoc anno
Word Origin
Latin: in this year
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Word Origin and History for ha

c.1300, natural expression of surprise, distress, etc.; found in most European languages; in Old English, Greek, Latin, Old French as ha ha. A ha-ha (1712), from French, was "an obstacle interrupting one's way sharply and disagreeably;" so called because it "surprizes ... and makes one cry Ah! Ah!" [Alexander Le Blond, "The Theory and Practice of Gardening," 1712].

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Related Abbreviations for ha

ha

  1. Hausa
  2. hectare
  3. hour angle

HA

  1. headache
  2. Hydrocephalus Association
  3. hyperalimentation

h.a.

Latin hoc anno (this year)
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Encyclopedia Article for ha

Ha

a Bantu-speaking people belonging to the Interlacustrine Bantu ethnolinguistic family who live in western Tanzania bordering on Lake Tanganyika. Their country, which they call Buha, comprises grasslands and open woodlands. Agriculture is their primary economic activity. Sorghum, millet, corn (maize), cassava, yams, peanuts (groundnuts), and other crops were cultivated by hoe techniques until efforts were made by the Tanzanian government to introduce plow agriculture. Cattle are raised mostly in the southwestern grasslands of Buha; elsewhere there is less water and problems with tsetse flies. For the Ha, as with a number of peoples of East Africa, cattle are vital as the gifts that help establish social ties at marriage or on other occasions. Goats and other livestock are also raised

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hectare

unit of area in the metric system equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square metres, and the equivalent of 2.471 acres in the British Imperial System and the United States Customary measure. The term is derived from the Latin area and from hect, an irregular contraction of the Greek word for hundred. Although the are is the primary metric unit of land measurement, in practice the hectare is more commonly used. The hectare is, by subsequent definition, equal to a djerib in Turkey, a jerib in Iran, a gong qing in mainland China, a manzana in Argentina, and a bunder in The Netherlands.

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