EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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!).

InterjectionEdit

ho

  1. (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
    Sail ho!
    Another boat is visible!
    Land ho!
    Land is visible!
    Man ho!
    A town is visible!
  2. halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach
    • Shakespeare
      What noise there, ho?
    • Shakespeare
      Ho! who's within?
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

ho

  1. A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
    • Decker
      There is no ho with them.
ReferencesEdit
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

Etymology 2Edit

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of African American Vernacular English. Compare mo' (more) and fo' (for, four).

NounEdit

ho (plural hos or hoes)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.
    Bros before hos!
TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin hoc.

PronounEdit

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 notesEdit

  • Ho cannot be used with either en or hi.

DeclensionEdit

ContractionEdit

Proclictic
  • m'ho
  • s'ho
  • t'ho
Enclictic
  • -ens-ho
  • -li-ho
  • -los-ho
  • 'ls-ho
  • -m'ho
  • 'ns-ho
  • -s'ho
  • -t'ho
  • -us-ho
  • -vos-ho

ChickasawEdit

PronounEdit

ho

  1. they

CzechEdit

PronounEdit

ho m, n

  1. Accusative case of on.
  2. Accusative case of ono.

SynonymsEdit

  • (accusative of on): jej

EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

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

See alsoEdit

InterjectionEdit

ho

  1. oh

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ho

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

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ho

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lower SorbianEdit

PrepositionEdit

ho

  1. Obsolete spelling of .

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

ho

  1. who

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hon.

PronounEdit

ho (accusative ho or henne, genitive hennar)

  1. she
    Ho er bestevenen min.
    She is my best friend.
  2. her
    Er det ho som skal vera med?
    Is it her who is joining us?
SynonymsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. female
    Hoa legg egga oppe i eit tre.
    The female lays the eggs up in a tree.

ReferencesEdit


SlovakEdit

PronounEdit

ho

  1. short genitive singular of on
  2. short accusative singular of on
  3. short genitive singular of ono
  4. short accusative singular of ono

SynonymsEdit

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

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

PronounEdit

ho

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

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 14:41