• WordNet 3.6
    • n Ho a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is "Westward Ho!"
    • n Ho A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace. "There is no ho with them."
    • Ho Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. "What noise there, ho ?""Ho ! who's within?"
    • Ho Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything. "The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried “ Hoo !”""An herald on a scaffold made an hoo ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name
    • ho A cry or call uttered to arrest attention; also, an exclamation of satisfaction or exultation.
    • ho In particular, a cry used to stop one who is passing, or to command a stop in some action; now, especially (also written whoa), a cry used to stop a horse or other draft-animal; used imperatively, stop! hold!
    • n ho A command to keep silence, or to cease from anything.
    • n ho Cessation; end; pause; intermission.
    • ho To cry out; call out; hail.
    • ho To stop; cease.
    • ho A Middle English form of who.
    • ho See he.
    • ho The chemical symbol of holmium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Ho a call to excite attention: hold! stop!—repeated it expresses derision.
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  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.”
  • Torley
    “Make the status quo your ho.”


Gung ho - If someone is gung ho about something, they support it blindly and don't think about the consequences.
Tally ho! - (UK) This is an exclamation used for encouragement before doing something difficult or dangerous.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps corrupted fr. hold,; but cf. F. hau, stop! and E. whoa,


In literature:

Something, something, something like a lot of hell, Heigh-ho with a rum-tum-tum!
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Oh, ho, upon my word, Mrs. Doran!
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Ho, yus, I might ha' made a top-notcher of ye if you 'adn't been cursed wi' money.
"The Definite Object" by Jeffery Farnol
Return hither, hither ho!
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Ho, kettles and pans!
"A Book for Kids" by C. J. (Clarence Michael James) Dennis
Ja, d'er mi Fru, d'er dan eg held i Hugen; aa, giv ho hadde vist dat, at ho er dat!
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
Ho, he that hath no money, that is the poor man's market.
"Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents" by Alexander Whyte
Cheng Ho sailed past Indo-China and ultimately reached the coast of Arabia.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Henceforth she was to be a Tehua woman, and Aua P'ho Quio was to be her name.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I toted water in de field, hoed some.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Ho! speed the Macys, neck or naught,—
The river-course was near;
The plashing on its pebbled shore
Was music to their ear.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ho! ye that pant for living streams,
And pine away and die,
here you may quench your raging thirst
With springs that never dry.
"Hymn 7" by Isaac Watts
But there's a voice of sovereign grace
Sounds from the sacred word:
"Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,
And trust upon the Lord."
"Hymn 90" by Isaac Watts
Ho ye, that pant for living streams,
And pine away and die,
Here you may quench your raging thirst,
With springs that never dry.
"Hymn 2" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Then on the road a little lad he knew
Ran past, with eager cry,
"Ho, Bartimeus! Give thine heart good cheer,
For David's Son comes by!
"The Miracle" by Virna Sheard
The wakeful priest oft drops a tear
For human pride, for human woe,
When, at his midnight mass, he hears
The infernal cry of, "Holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

'Incident' actor added to Boon Joon-ho pic.
There seems to be another kind of Ho in Canada and it doesn't have a Tim in front of it… but it will sure have plenty of Johns.
Check out The Sherm's Custom Plating Tour continues in Blog 2 of the 2010 Street Rodder Road Tour as they visit ho rod shops all over the country.
As the pleaser in charge for the Valley Ho, Kabler is charged with keeping well-to-do scenesters snug as bugs in rugs — or, rather, snug in their mod-with-a-nod-to-vintage rooms at the '50s-era hotel.
Age 60 Net Worth $260 million Married, 4 children Chief of Ho Bee Investment, a property group that develops luxury homes in Singapore, London and Shanghai.
His Singapore-listed property developer, Ho Bee Investment, which he co-owns with brother, bought 1.2 million square feet of prime commercial space in One North, a business park in Singapore, in 2010.
The logo of the Quebec provincial police (SûretÃCopyright du QuÃCopyrightbec) is shown THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO.
Hawaii Five-0 Postmortem : Daniel Dae Kim on Chin Ho's Tough Choice and His Search for Peace.
Against all odds, the Ho Sun Hing Printing co mpany is still operating.
On a rainy and foggy March night in 1986, a small plane crashed outside of Chicago, killing F. Francis "Hi Ho" D'Addario, one of the most prolific and colorful industrialists of the 20th century in Connecticut.
Google has suspended the accounts of several users using psuedonyms (HO.
Andre Ho Olympic racquet sports Q&A.
Canadian table tennis player Andre Ho in action.
The Orbserver In The Star Ho.
The Yankees' bullpen became a little more crowded Monday, as the Bombers agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.2 million deal with righthander Chan Ho Park.

In science:

Ho, “Noncommutative Open String and D-brane”, Nucl.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Ho, “Noncommutative Open Strings and D-branes”, Nucl.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
Given the two-point function, consider the three-point correlation function hO(0)O(x)O(y )i, with |x| << |y |.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
Ovrut and D Waldram, Cosmological solutions of Hoˇrava-Witten theory, hep-th/9806022; A.P.
Is Nature Generic?
Given the X-ray luminosity and X-ray-to-optical flux ratio, the observed emission could be created by a powerful starburst and/or a low-luminosity active nucleus (e.g., Moran, Halpern, & Helfand 1996; Boller et al. 1998; Ho et al.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N