Halloo
Halloo Hal*loo", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hallooed} (-l[=oo]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hallooing}.] To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo. [1913 Webster]

Country folks hallooed and hooted after me. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]


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  • Halloo — Hal*loo (h[a^]l*l[=oo] ), n. [Perh. fr. ah + lo; cf. AS. eal[=a], G. halloh, F. haler to set (a dog) on. Cf. {Hollo}, interj.] A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout. [1913 Webster] List! List!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halloo — Hal*loo , v. t. 1. To encourage with shouts. [1913 Webster] Old John hallooes his hounds again. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To chase with shouts or outcries. [1913 Webster] If I fly . . . Halloo me like a hare. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To call or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halloo — Hal*loo , interj. [OE. halow. See {Halloo}, n.] An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one. Now mostly replaced by {hello}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halloo — [hə lo͞o′] vi., vt. hallooed, hallooing [ME halowen < interj. halou: prob. also < OFr halloer, to follow after with much noise] 1. to shout or call out in order to attract the attention of (a person) 2. Hunting to urge on (hounds) by… …   English World dictionary

  • halloo — /həˈlu/ (say huh looh) interjection 1. (an exclamation used to attract attention, to incite hunting dogs to the chase, etc.) –noun (plural halloos) 2. the cry halloo! : *And a wild halloo at the kill we d raise – / We were light of heart in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • halloo — 1. interjection a) Used to greet someone, or to catch their attention b) Used in hunting to urge on the pursuers 2. noun A shout of halloo 3. verb …   Wiktionary

  • halloo — hal·loo || hÉ™ luː v. shout something; shout halloo ; urge or encourage hunting dogs by calling out halloo interj. yell used to attract something or someone s attention; shout used to encourage dogs in hunting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halloo — exclamation used to incite dogs to the chase during a hunt. ↘used to attract someone s attention. noun a cry of ‘halloo’. verb (halloos, hallooing, hallooed) cry or shout ‘halloo’. Origin C16: prob. from the obs. v. hallow pursue or urge on with… …   English new terms dictionary

  • halloo — int., n., & v. int. 1 inciting dogs to the chase. 2 calling attention. 3 expressing surprise. n. the cry halloo . v. (halloos, hallooed) 1 intr. cry halloo , esp. to dogs. 2 intr. shout to attract attention. 3 tr. urge on (dogs etc.) with shouts …   Useful english dictionary

  • halloo — see don’t halloo till you are out of the wood …   Proverbs new dictionary

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