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Definition of HOA

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Ho \Ho\, Hoa \Hoa\, n. [See {Ho}, interj., 2.] A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace. [1913 Webster]

           There is no ho with them.                --Decker.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     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}.] [1913 Webster]

              The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried "Hoo!"
                                                    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              An herald on a scaffold made an hoo.  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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