[hoh-zee-uh, -zey-uh] /hoʊˈzi ə, -ˈzeɪ ə/
a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
noun (Old Testament)
a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
the book containing his oracles
masc. proper name, from Hebrew Hoshea, literally “salvation,” from stem y-sh- “to save.”
salvation, the son of Beeri, and author of the book of prophecies bearing his name. He belonged to the kingdom of Israel. “His Israelitish origin is attested by the peculiar, rough, Aramaizing diction, pointing to the northern part of Palestine; by the intimate acquaintance he evinces with the localities of Ephraim (5:1; 6:8, 9; 12:12; 14:6, etc.); by passages like 1:2, where the kingdom is styled ‘the land’, and 7:5, where the Israelitish king is designated as ‘our’ king.” The period of his ministry (extending to some sixty years) is indicated in the superscription (Hos. 1:1, 2). He is the only prophet of Israel who has left any written prophecy.
[hohz] /hoʊz/ noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hoses for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hosen [hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/ (Show IPA) 1. a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point: a garden hose; a fire hose. 2. (used with a plural verb) an article of clothing for the foot and […]
[hoh-zan-uh] /hoʊˈzæn ə/ interjection 1. (an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.) noun, plural hosannas. 2. a cry of “hosanna.”. 3. a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation. verb (used with object), hosannaed, hosannaing. 4. to praise, applaud, etc.: The critics hosannaed his new play. […]
[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!” […]