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Definitions and meaning of ho

ho

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /həʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophones: hoe, hoh

Etymology 1

From Middle English ho, hoo (interjection), probably from Old Norse hó! (interjection, also, a shepherd's call). Compare German ho, Old French ho ! (hold!, halt!).

Interjection

ho

  1. (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
  2. halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach
    • (Can we date this quote by Bishop Joseph Hall and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Ho! all ye females that would live unshent, / Fly from the reach of Cyned's regiment.
Translations

Noun

ho

  1. A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
    • (Can we date this quote by Decker and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      There is no ho with them.
References
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, →ISBN

Etymology 2

Pronunciation spelling of whore in a non-rhotic accent with the dough-door merger, which is found in some varieties of African American Vernacular English. Compare mo (more), fo' (for; four).

Alternative forms

  • hoe

Noun

ho (plural hos or hoes)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) A whore; a sexually promiscuous woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.
    • 2010 God Went Fishing page 69
      "You looking for one of my ho's?" the diminutive man asked Sigmund.
      "A hoe?" Sigmund asked, wondering why the little man wished to sell him farming equipment in the city.
      "You know, a ho. A tute. A honey, A righteous bit of poontang, my brother," he said.
      "I don't follow," Sigmund said.
      "Indubitably, I means a ho, a whore. I can tell you is a player. You want a whore?" he asked.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:promiscuous woman
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English howe, houwe, hoȝe, from Old English hogu and hoga, from Proto-Germanic *hugô, *hugiz, *huguz (mind, thought, understanding), akin to Old High German hugu, hugi (Middle High German hüge), Old Saxon hugi (Middle Dutch höghe, Dutch heug ), Old Norse hugr, Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌲𐍃 (hugs).

Alternative forms

  • hoe

Noun

ho (plural hos)

  1. (obsolete) Care, anxiety, trouble, sorrow.
    • 1567, G. Turberville tr. A. Sani di Cure Aunsweres in tr. Ovid Heroycall Epist. 155v:
      Though there bee A thousand cares that heape my hoe.
    • 1798, C. Smith, Young Philosopher I. 195:
      Him that..this gentlewoman is in such a hoe about.
    • 1869-70, William Barnes, The Widow’s House, Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect:
      But by day to the zun they must rise To their true lives o' tweil an' ov ho.
    • 1875, W. D. Parish Dict. Sussex Dial (at cited word):
      I doänt see as you've any call to putt yourself in no such terrible gurt hoe over it.

Etymology 4

From Middle English howen, hoȝen, hogien, from Old English hogian, hugian, from Proto-Germanic *hugjaną. Cognate with Middle Scots huik, Old High German hucken, Old Saxon huggjan, Dutch heugen, Old Norse hyggja, Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hugjan).

Alternative forms

  • hoe

Verb

ho

  1. (obsolete) To care, be anxious, long.
    • 1787, F. Grose, Provinc. Gloss (at cited word):
      To ho for anything, to long for any thing. Berks.
    • 1847-78, J. O. Halliwell, Dict. Archaic & Provinc. Words:
      Ho...to long for anything; to be careful and anxious. West.
    • 1869-70, William Barnes, The Bells of Alderburnham, Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect:
      But still 'tis happiness to know That there's a God above us; An' he, by day an' night do ho Vor all ov us an' love us.
    • 1874, T. Hardy, Far from Madding Crowd II. xxiii. 289:
      To ho and hanker after thik woman.
    • 1888, B. Lowsley, Gloss. Berks. Words & Phrases:
      Ho, to long for; to care greatly for.

Anagrams

  • OH, oh

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Eastern) IPA(key): /u/, /əw/
  • (Western) IPA(key): /u/, /ew/, /o/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ew/, /u/, /o/

Etymology

From Latin hoc.

Pronoun

ho (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. it (direct object); replaces the demonstrative pronouns açò, això and allò
  2. replaces an independent clause (one which could grammatically form a sentence on its own)
  3. replaces an adjective or an indefinite noun which serves as the predicate of ésser, esdevenir, estar or semblar

Usage notes

  • Ho cannot be used with either en or hi.

Declension

Contraction


Chickasaw

Pronoun

ho

  1. they

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɦo]

Pronoun

ho m, n

  1. accusative of on
    Synonym: jej
  2. accusative of ono

Danish

Interjection

ho

  1. (onomatopoeia) Signifies a hearty laugh.

See also

  • ha, he, hi, , , hår

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ho/
  • Hyphenation: ho
  • Audio:

Noun

ho (accusative singular ho-on, plural ho-oj, accusative plural ho-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter H.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) litero; a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, go, ĝo, ho, ĥo, i, jo, ĵo, ko, lo, mo, no, o, po, ro, so, ŝo, to, u, ŭo, vo, zo

Interjection

ho

  1. oh

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /o/

Interjection

ho

  1. Used by tamer to calm the animal they are taming, especially horses; whoa.
  2. Used to express surprise or shock.

Galician

Etymology

From home (man).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ/

Interjection

ho!

  1. used closing the sentence to bolster the attention of the listener; emphatic

References

  • “ho” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “ho” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “ho” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Guaraní

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ho/

Verb

ho (active, intransitive, irregular)

  1. to go
    Che ahata che rógape.
    I am going home.

Conjugation

  • (che) aha
  • (nde) reho
  • (ha'e) oho
  • (ñande) jaha
  • (ore) roho
  • (peẽ) peho
  • (ha'ekuéra) oho

Italian

Alternative forms

  • o (misspelling)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ/
  • Rhymes:

Verb

ho

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avere (I have)

Japanese

Romanization

ho

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Lower Sorbian

Preposition

ho

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English hwā

Pronoun

ho

  1. who

Etymology 2

From Old English , from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one).

Pronoun

ho

  1. Alternative form of he

References

  • “he, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 6 May 2018.

Etymology 3

Pronoun

ho

  1. Alternative form of heo

References

  • “he, pron. (2)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 10 June 2018.

Etymology 4

From Old English hīe, .

Pronoun

ho

  1. Alternative form of he

References

  • “he, pron. (3)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • hun

Etymology

From Old Norse hon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huː/

Pronoun

ho (accusative henne, genitive hennes)

  1. (nonstandard, since 2005) she (third person singular, feminine)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huː/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hon.

Pronoun

ho (accusative ho or henne, genitive hennar)

Pronoun

ho

  1. she, it (third person singular, feminine)
  2. her
    Synonym: henne

Usage notes

Unlike other Scandinavian languages, Nynorsk ho is used to refer not only to feminine persons, but any feminine noun. E.g.: Boka er god. Eg likar ho. (The book is good. I like it.)

See also

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • hoe

Noun

ho f (definite singular hoa, indefinite plural hoer, definite plural hoene)

  1. female

References

  • “ho” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Conjunction

ho

  1. Alternative spelling of ó

Preposition

ho

  1. Alternative spelling of ó

Orya

Noun

ho

  1. water

References

  • Cornelis L. Voorhoeve, Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist (1975, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics), page 110

Romanian

Interjection

ho

  1. Used to calm or stop a domestic animal, especially horses; whoa.
  2. (vulgar) Used to calm down a person.

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɦo]

Pronoun

ho

  1. short genitive/accusative singular of on
  2. short genitive/accusative singular of ono

Synonyms

  • (long form): jeho
  • (prepositional form): neho

Swedish

Noun

ho c

  1. a trough; a long container for feeding or watering animals.
  2. a sink; often mounted to a wall; especially a kitchen sink or a washing sink.

Declension

Related terms

Pronoun

ho

  1. (obsolete) who
  2. (dialectal) she

See also

  • hon
  • vem

Tagalog

Particle

ho

  1. (Batangas) a honorific particle
    Synonym: po (Manila, Standard Tagalog, other dialects)

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *hɔː.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [hɔ˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [hɔ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [hɔ˧˧]

Verb

ho • (呼, 𤵡)

  1. to cough

Derived terms


Warao

Noun

ho

  1. water

Descendants

  • Hosororo

References

  • Languages of hunter-gatherers and their neighbors, citing Andrés Romero-Figueroa, Warao, Lincom Studies in Native American Linguistics 06 (1997, Munich/ Newcastle: Lincom Europa)

Zhuang

Etymology

Cognate with Bouyei hol (garlic).

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Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ho˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: ho1
  • Hyphenation: ho

Noun

ho (old orthography ho)

  1. garlic
    Synonym: suenq

Derived terms

  • gyaeujho

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to stop.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)