Ho

Ho

(?), prop. n. (Chem.) The chemical symbol for Holmium.
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Hoa

} (h), interj. [Cf. F. & G. ho.] 1. Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. "What noise there, ho?" Shak. "Ho! who's within?" Shak.
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2. [Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa.] Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything.

[Written also whoa, and, formerly, hoo.]

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The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried "Hoo!"
Chaucer.
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An herald on a scaffold made an hoo.
Chaucer.
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