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Meaning of HO

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds

HO is a 2 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: atomic number 67, holmium
 See Also: gadolinite, metal, metallic element, ytterbite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ho\, pron.
    Who. [Obs.]
    Note: In some Chaucer MSS.
  2. \Ho\, Hoa \Hoa\, n. [See {Ho}, interj., 2.]
    A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
          There is no ho with them.                --Decker.
  3. \Ho\, Hoa \Hoa\ (h[=o]), 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.
    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}.]
             The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried
             ``Hoo!''                              --Chaucer.
             An herald on a scaffold made an hoo.  --Chaucer.