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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Ha! I told you it wouldn't work.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ha \Ha\ (h[aum]), interj. [AS.] An exclamation denoting surprise, joy, or grief. Both as uttered and as written, it expresses a great variety of emotions, determined by the tone or the context. When repeated, ha, ha, it is an expression of laughter, satisfaction, or triumph, sometimes of derisive laughter; or sometimes it is equivalent to ``Well, it is so.''

Ha-has, and inarticulate hootings of satirical rebuke.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, natural expression of surprise, distress, etc.; found in most European languages; in Old English, Greek, Latin, Old French as ha ha. A ha-ha (1712), from French, was "an obstacle interrupting one's way sharply and disagreeably;" so called because it "surprizes ... and makes one cry Ah! Ah!" [Alexander Le Blond, "The Theory and Practice of Gardening," 1712].


interj. 1 A representation of laughter. 2 An exclamation of triumph or discovery. pron. (context: neologism) A gender-neutral, third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she vb. (context archaic English) Alternate spelling of a#Etymology 4


Hạ is a Vietnamese surname. The name is transliterated as He (a transcription of 賀) or Xia (a transcription of 夏) in Chinese and Ha in Korean.

Ha is the anglicized variation of the surname Hạ. It is also the anglicized variation of Hà.

Category:Vietnamese-language surnames

is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is the southernmost municipality in the traditional district of Jæren. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Varhaug. Other villages in Hå include Brusand, Hæen, Nærbø, Obrestad, Ogna, Sirevåg, and Vigrestad.

Ha (mythology)

Ha, in ancient Egypt, was a god of the deserts to the west of Egypt. He was associated with the underworld ( Duat) and pictured as a man wearing the symbol for desert hills on his head. Ha was said to protect Egypt from enemies such as invading tribes from Libya.

The dinosaur Hagryphus ("Ha's griffin") was named after Ha; it was discovered in Utah and Ha's association with "the Western Desert" was carried over to the New World.

Ha (Talvin Singh album)

Ha is the second release by the tabla artist and music producer Talvin Singh. With yet another near-universally understood title, the album mellows down the crossbred musical concepts of his previous album and draws more inspiration from the Indian sub-continent. The album is much more subtly detailed, experimenting with irregular time-patterns and two-steps beat patterns.

The album had a mixed reception when released, and was broadly seen as a step back from its broad-stroked transglobal predecessor, which won him the Mercury Music Prize in 1999.

Ha (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represent one mora. Both represent ). They are also used as a grammatical particle (in such cases, they denote , including in the greeting "kon'nichiwa") and serve as the topic marker of the sentence. は originates from 波 and ハ from 八.

In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, the katakana ハ can be written as small ㇵ to represent a final h sound after an a sound (アㇵ ah). This, along with other extended katakana, was developed by Japanese linguists to represent sounds in Ainu not present in standard Japanese katakana.





Normal h-
(は行 ha-gyō)


, hah

はあ, はぁ

ハア, ハァ

Addition dakuten b-
(ば行 ba-gyō)


, bah

ばあ, ばぁ

バア, バァ

Addition handakuten p-
(ぱ行 pa-gyō)


, pah

ぱあ, ぱぁ

パア, パァ

Ha (Doseone album)

Ha is the third solo album by American indie hip hop artist Doseone. It was released in 2005. The album features contributions from Jel, Alias, Jordan Dalrymple and John Herndon.

Ha (Killing Joke album)

"Ha" or "Ha": Killing Joke Live is the first commercially distributed live recording by English rock band Killing Joke. It was recorded at Larry's Hideaway in Toronto, Canada on 9 and 10 August 1982, and released on 4 November by record label Virgin.

Ha (Javanese)

(ha), is a syllable in the Javanese script which represent the sound /ɦɔ/ or /ɦa/. The letter can also represent a null consonant, in which it would be pronounced as /ɔ/ or /a/. It is commonly transliterated to Latin as "ha" or "a" and sometimes as "ho" and "o".

Ha (song)

"Ha" is a 1998 single by rapper Juvenile, from his third album 400 Degreez. It was produced by Mannie Fresh. The song is notable for its unique rapping from Juvenile, who ends almost all of his lines with "ha". The chorus to the song is a line taken from the earlier Juvenile single "Solja Rags".

The music video was shot in September 1998 in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans, Louisiana. It shows different highlights of ghetto life. The Cash Money Millionaires make cameos.

"Ha" peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and #68 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song along with Juvenile's " Back That Thang Up" and B.G.'s " Bling Bling" put Cash Money Records, previously a little-known New Orleans Bounce label, into the pop mainstream.

Two remixes were recorded and also included on 400 Degreez. The first had a different beat and lyrics, and featured Juvenile's fellow Hot Boys members B.G., Lil Wayne, and Turk. The second had the same beat but different lyrics and featured Jay-Z. Jay-Z was the only guest on the album not on Cash Money Records. Rapper 50 Cent samples the songs lyrics on the song "Paper Chaser".

Ha (cuneiform)

The cuneiform ha sign comes in two common varieties in the 1350 BC Amarna letters. It is also found in the large 12-chapter (Tablets I-XII) work of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Cuneiform ha is used as a syllabic for ha, and an alphabetic for h, or a; from the Epic of Gilgamesh it also has two sumerogramic uses (capital letter ( majuscule)), for HA ( Akkadian language zittu, for "share"), and KU, for nūnu, "fish".

The digitized version of ha has 4, short vertical strokes, 2-pairs-of-2, in a square; it is ligatured at the right, typically with a large, or medium-large sized wedge-stroke. The 2nd type of cuneiform ha is consistent as: 2-verticals, with a wedge between, and a (typical) large wedge ligatured at right; (thus both types contain the wedge at the right).

Type I of the sign with four short vertical strokes , (1-pair, above another pair), is the za (cuneiform) sign, which is used for linguistic items like: ṣa, za, ZA, ZA being a sumerogram.

In the Epic of Gilgamesh the usage numbers for the ha sign is as follows: ha-(145 times), HA-(2), KU-(4).

Usage examples of "ha".

Q Factor Aberrants has not previously been observed to lead to aberrancy in the offspring of such alliances, since the aberrant factors do not appear to be inherited to any significant extent.

And he has to answer for much more than aiding and abetting you with your plot to fool the old man.

UNMIK, with European Union assistance, did intervene - in setting up institutions and abetting economic legislation - it has done more harm than good.

Foreign intervention, openly invited and industriously instigated by the abettors of the insurrection, became imminent, and has only been prevented by the practice of strict and impartial justice, with the most perfect moderation, in our intercourse with nations.

Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.

But it must be understood that this refers to one who had made her abjuration as one manifestly taken in heresy, or as one strongly suspected of heresy, and not to one who has so done as being under only a light suspicion.

And although, as has been said, a person who is found to be suspected in this way is not to be branded as a heretic, yet he must undergo a canonical purgation, or he must be caused to pronounce a solemn abjuration as in the case of one convicted of a slight heresy.

For if invocations, conjurations, fumigations and adorations are used, then an open pact is formed with the devil, even if there has been no surrender of body and soul together with explicit abjuration of the Faith either wholly or in part.

That is the fidelity of a woman speaking, for Sier Valence has already said that he has abjured his oaths for the sake of this woman, and she does not deny it.

For it says there: He who has been involved in one kind or sect of heresy, or has erred in one article of the faith or sacrament of the Church, and has afterwards specifically and generally abjured his heresy: if thereafter he follows another kind or sect of heresy, or errs in another article or sacrament of the Church, it is our will that he be judged a backslider.

The second is when he has abjured al heresy in general, and yet lapses into another heresy, even if he has never before been suspected or accused of that heresy.

B-39 Peacemaker force has been tasked by SIOP with maintaining an XK-Pluto capability directed at ablating the ability of the Russians to activate Project Koschei, the dormant alien entity they captured from the Nazis at the end of the last war.

Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.

This abnormalism has been known almost as long as there has been any real knowledge of obstetrics.

Captain Toner has aboard a frigate called Endymion someone that I esteem very highly, along with forty other men he took from my ship off the coast of Brittany.