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HO

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

Hosea

[hoh-zee-uh, -zey-uh]
noun
1.
a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Hos.

Origin:
< Hebrew hōshēa', literally, salvation, help

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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

Hos.
 
abbreviation for
Hosea

Hosea (həʊˈzɪə)
 
n
1.  a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
2.  the book containing his oracles

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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.

Hosea
masc. proper name, from Heb. Hoshea, lit. "salvation," from stem y-sh- "to save."
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Medical Dictionary

Ho
The symbol for the element holmium.

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Science Dictionary
Ho  
The symbol for holmium.
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Ho
  1. holmium

  2. Hosea

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Hosea definition


salvation, the son of Beeri, and author of the book of prophecies bearing his name. He belonged to the kingdom of Israel. "His Israelitish origin is attested by the peculiar, rough, Aramaizing diction, pointing to the northern part of Palestine; by the intimate acquaintance he evinces with the localities of Ephraim (5:1; 6:8, 9; 12:12; 14:6, etc.); by passages like 1:2, where the kingdom is styled 'the land', and 7:5, where the Israelitish king is designated as 'our' king." The period of his ministry (extending to some sixty years) is indicated in the superscription (Hos. 1:1, 2). He is the only prophet of Israel who has left any written prophecy.

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