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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ho  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ho  \Ho\,  Hoa  \Hoa\,  n.  [See  {Ho},  interj.,  2.] 
  A  stop;  a  halt;  a  moderation  of  pace. 
 
  There  is  no  ho  with  them  --Decker. 




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