[hoh-zan-uh] /hoʊˈzæn ə/
(an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.)
noun, plural hosannas.
a cry of “hosanna.”.
a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.
verb (used with object), hosannaed, hosannaing.
to praise, applaud, etc.:
The critics hosannaed his new play.
an exclamation of praise, esp one to God
the act of crying “hosanna”
Old English osanna, via Latin and Greek from Hebrew hosha’na, probably a shortening of hoshi’ah-nna “save, we pray” (cf. Psalms cxviii:25), from imperative of y-sh- (cf. yeshua “salvation, deliverance, welfare”) + emphatic particle -na. Originally an appeal for deliverance; used in Christian Church as an ascription of praise, because when Jesus entered Jerusalem this was shouted by Galilean pilgrims in recognition of his messiahhood (Matt. xxi:9, 15, etc.).
Save now! or Save, we beseech, (Matt. 21:9). This was a customary form of acclamation at the feast of Tabernacles. (Comp. Ps. 118:25.)
[hoch-kis] /ˈhɒtʃ kɪs/ noun 1. Hazel, . 1878, type of gun named for its inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss (1826-1885). In Japanese, the word for “stapler” is hotchikisu after the E. H. Hotchkiss Company of Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S., early and prominent manufacturer of staplers (incorporated 1895, name from 1897), which apparently was run by relatives of […]
[hah-chah, -chuh] /ˈhɑ tʃɑ, -tʃə/ interjection, Older Slang. 1. (used as an expression of approval or delight, now often used facetiously.) adjective Sexually attractive and energetic: He run Sternwood’s hotcha daughter, the young one, off to Yuma interjection (also hotcha-cha or ha-cha-cha)An expression of pleasure, approval, relish, etc [1933+; a derivation fr Yiddish hotsa, ”hop!” […]
- Hot damn
interjection an expression of pleasure and excitement Usage Note slang interjection An exclamation of pleasure, gratification, etc; hot dog, hot shit (1936+)
- Hot dark matter
noun non-luminous matter that was given off in the Big Bang in the form of energized neutrinos with little mass Usage Note abbreviated HDM