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ha

[hah] /hɑ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, interrogation, suspicion, triumph, etc.)
Also, hah.
Origin of ha
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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