Shout

Definition of Shout

Pronunciation: shout
v. i.1.To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Shouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shouting.]
Shouting of the men and women eke.
- Chaucer.
They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for?
- Shak.
2.To entertain with refreshments or the like gratuitously; to treat.
To shout at
to utter shouts at; to deride or revile with shouts.
v. t.1.To utter with a shout; to cry; - sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
2.To treat with shouts or clamor.
3.To treat (one) to something; also, to give (something) by way of treating.
n.1.A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
The Rhodians, seeing the enemy turn their backs, gave a great shout in derision.
- Knolles.
2.A gratuitous entertainment, with refreshments or the like; a treat.

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Homeric laughter, alleluia, aller sans dire, applaud, applause, bark, battle cry, bawl, be in stitches, be manifest, be no secret, bellow, belly laugh, blare, blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about, blow, boff, boffola, bray, break up, burst into laughter, burst of laughter, burst out, burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, cachinnate, cachinnation, cackle, call, call out, caterwaul, celebrate, cheer, chortle, chorus of cheers, chuckle, clamor, come across, convulsion, crow, cry for joy, cry out, declaim, exclaim, fit of laughter, gales of laughter, giggle, give a cheer, glare, go into convulsions, go without saying, guffaw, ha-ha, hail, hallelujah, halloo, hang out, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee, herald, herald abroad, hilarity, ho-ho, holler, hollo, hooray, hoot, horselaugh, hosanna, howl, hurrah, hurray, huzzah, laugh, laugh it up, laugh outright, laughing, laughter, nearly die laughing, need no explanation, outburst of laughter, paean, peal of laughter, proclaim, project, promulgate, rah, rallying cry, risibility, roar of laughter, roar with laughter, sauter aux yeux, scream, screech, set up, shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shout hosanna, shout of laughter, shriek, snicker, snigger, snort, speak for itself, split, split with laughter, squall, squawk, squeal, stand, stand out, stick out, strike the eye, tee-hee, thunder, thunder forth, titter, trumpet, trumpet forth, war cry, war whoop, whoop, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yippee, yo-ho, yowl, yuck, yuk-yuk
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