ho

ho

1 [hoh]
interjection
1.
(used as a call to attract attention, sometimes specially used after a word denoting a destination): Westward ho! Land ho!
2.
(used as an exclamation of surprise or delight.)

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English

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ho

2 [hoh]
interjection
(used as a command to a horse to stop.)

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Old French. See whoa

HO

[hoh]
noun
(in police use) habitual offender.

Ho

Symbol, Chemistry.

H.O.

Head Office; Home Office.

ho.

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ho1 (həʊ)
 
interj
1.  Also: ho-ho an imitation or representation of the sound of a deep laugh
2.  an exclamation used to attract attention, announce a destination, etc: what ho!; land ho!; westward ho!
 
[C13: of imitative origin; compare Old Norse hó, Old French ho! halt!]

ho2 (həʊ)
 
n
Black slang (US) a derogatory term for a woman
 
[C20: from Black or Southern US pronunciation of whore]

Ho
 
the chemical symbol for
holmium

HO or H.O.
 
abbreviation for
1.  head office
2.  (Brit) government Home Office
 
H.O. or H.O.
 
abbreviation for

ho.
 
abbreviation for
house

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Word Origin & History

ho
exclamation of surprise, etc., c.1300; as an exclamation calling attention, c.1430. Used after the name of a place to which attention is called (cf. Westward-Ho) it dates from 1593, originally a cry of boatmen, etc., announcing departures for a particular destination. Ho-ho-ho expressing laughter is
recorded from c.1150.
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Medical Dictionary

Ho
The symbol for the element holmium.

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Science Dictionary
Ho  
The symbol for holmium.
holmium   (hōl'mē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Symbol Ho
A soft, silvery, malleable metallic element of the lanthanide series. Its compounds are highly magnetic. It is mainly used in scientific research but has also been used to make electronic devices. Atomic number 67; atomic weight 164.930; melting point 1,461°C; boiling point 2,600°C; specific gravity 8.803; valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Ho
  1. holmium

  2. Hosea

ho.
house
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