• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hoa A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace. "There is no ho with them."
    • Hoa Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. "What noise there, ho ?""Ho ! who's within?"
    • Hoa 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Hoa a call to excite attention: hold! stop!—repeated it expresses derision.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps corrupted fr. hold,; but cf. F. hau, stop! and E. whoa,


In literature:

In spite of the admittedly rough-edged nature of Hoa-mi's leave-taking, Lao Ting retraced his steps in an exalted frame of mind.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours" by Ernest Bramah
A Hoa needed all his kind new friend's help in the first days after his conversion.
"The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)" by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
It was in the middle of April; Bac-Ninh and Hong-Hoa had just been taken.
"An Iceland Fisherman" by Pierre Loti
Papapau hoa aloha wale!
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
Besides his chief character of "god of knowledge," Hoa is also "god of life," a capacity in which the serpent would again fitly symbolize him.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
Hen, or Hoa, the third god of the first Triad, was not a prominent object of worship in Assyria.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
A section of Panduranga called Kauthara (the modern Kanh hoa) was a separate province at certain times.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Okoya arose first, uttering a plainly audible hoa.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Tur wey u tur p'hoa whe na he de a na lhen h'li he pun hi ni ni ah Li u yu sa na a a a ya he wa a hi ni ni a hi ni ni a ni a a ha i hi.
"Indian Story and Song" by Alice C. Fletcher
The next morning we landed on Hoa-pen, an island, but the cloudy weather prevented us from obtaining the latitude.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat

In news:

Kordek is behind on his HOA fees.
Warriors earn HOA football honors.
HOA president wants to know whether it's OK to charge some computer expenses to community.
Readers voice themselves on topics like food stamps, HOA rules.
Marion boys place 3rd at HOA league race.
McKenzee Remmers of Marion (No 160) keeps pace with leaders during the HOA girls' varsity race.
The builder of our subdivision has transferred control of the homeowners' association ( HOA ) to the residents.
Money Lost to HOA Fraud Gone Forever.
Tyler hits the streets to find out what you think about HOA 's.
Your homeowners association , or HOA , could be sued because of its crime watch program.
If you live in a community with a homeowners association , legal experts recommend that you review the Neighborhood Watch program rules and check on the HOA 's liability insurance coverage.
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In science:

We have not followed the approach of higher-order abstract syntax (HOAS) [PE88].
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
The bra state annihilated by ξ ‡ is hO‡ ξ | = hOa |V −1 which is not the dual of |Oξ i if V is non–unitary.
Generalizations of the thermal Bogoliubov transformation
This conjecture has been solved for generic initial ideals by Bresinsky and Hoa [BH].
Constructive characterization of the reduction numbers
Corollary 3.4 has been proved for any generic initial ideal and for Cohen-Macaulay ring R/I by Bresinsky and Hoa [BH, Theorem 12 and Proposition 13].
Constructive characterization of the reduction numbers
Hoa, On the reduction number of some graded algebras, Proc.
Constructive characterization of the reduction numbers