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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1798, Hawaiian aloha, Maori aroha, an expression used in greeting or valediction, literally "love, affection, pity." Sometimes aloha 'oe, from 'oe "to you."


interj. 1 hello 2 goodbye n. an utterance of ''aloha''


n. an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian) [syn: ciao]

Aloha, OR -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon
Population (2000): 41741
Housing Units (2000): 14851
Land area (2000): 7.374128 sq. miles (19.098903 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.374128 sq. miles (19.098903 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01650
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 45.490239 N, 122.872007 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97006 97007
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Aloha, OR

Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion, and mercy. Since the middle of the 19th century, it also has come to be used as an English greeting to say goodbye and hello. "Aloha" is also included in the state nickname of Hawaii, the "Aloha State".

Aloha (disambiguation)

Aloha is a greeting in the Hawaiian language.

Aloha may also refer to:

Aloha (crater)

Aloha is a tiny impact crater on the Moon, that lies to the northwest of the Montes Agricola ridge, on the Oceanus Procellarum. It is located near the faint terminus of a ray that crosses the mare from the southeast, originating at the crater Glushko.

Aloha (band)

Aloha is an American indie rock band currently signed to Polyvinyl Records. It features Cale Parks, Matthew Gengler, Tony Cavallario and T.J. Lipple.

Aloha (Fat Joe song)

"'Aloha'" is the second single to Fat Joe's album Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2). It features Pleasure P and Rico Love.

Aloha (album)

Aloha is the second album by Todd Smith under the moniker El-Creepo! It was released on November 13, 2012.

Aloha (film)

Aloha is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin, was released on May 29, 2015. The film received negative reviews from critics, and has grossed only $26 million against a budget of $37 million, making the film a box office bomb.

Usage examples of "aloha".

This is Aloha Willie with the top forty tunes rockin your way across the tropical airwaves with some really great sounds for you disc hounds.

She wondered what the penalty was for strangling very large men who wore tacky aloha shirts, khaki chinos, and moccasinstyle loafers.

I can tell you at the moment is that he drives a jeep, and he wears aloha shirts and those tacky mirrored sunglasses.

She was not about to let one lone private detective in an aloha shirt fracture her composure.

Eugenia watched Cyrus remove the worn leather jacket he had put on over his aloha shirt and lower himself into a chair.

She watched him scoop up the aloha shirt that had been tossed onto the floor during the night.

He had put his battered leather jacket on over a fuchsia and green aloha 279 JAYNE ANN KRENTZ shirt that was covered with a mass of hibiscus flowers.

The sleeve of a fresh aloha 300 SHARP EDGES shirt, this one covered with pink flamingos, covered a neat white bandage.

If he said he saw no long-term future for the two of them, she would launch herself across the table, rip off his aloha shirt, and tear it into little pieces.

She had fallen in love with a man who wore loud aloha shirts and liked to hang bland seascapes over his fireplace.

Joe managed a BP gas station in Aloha, where he was able to put Damien to work.

Like Pitt, he was dressed casually in slacks and a flowered Hawaiian aloha shirt.

Larkin wore a blue and white aloha shirt that accented his beach-bum image.

And then, as Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor came into their line of sight on the right, they gradually descended, approaching Waikiki Beach, downtown Honolulu, the Aloha Tower.

He was dressed like he was the first time I saw him, in khaki shorts, very loud aloha shirt, and flip-flops.