Definitions for: Ho

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Ho, pron.
Who. [Obs.]

Note: In some Chaucer MSS.

Ho, Hoa Hoa, n. [See Ho, interj., 2.]
A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

There is no ho with them. --Decker.

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.

Synonyms: atomic number 67, holmium

See Also: gadolinite, metal, metallic element, ytterbite

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