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Meaning of HALLOO

Pronunciation:  hu'loo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a shout to attract attention; "he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"
  2. [v]  shout"halloo"
  3. [v]  urge on with shouts, of dogs in a hunt

HALLOO is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: call, call, cry, cry, egg on, holler, hollo, incite, outcry, prod, scream, shout, shout, shout out, squall, vociferation, yell, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hal*loo"\, 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.
          List! List! I hear Some far off halloo break the silent
          air.                                     --Milton.
  2. \Hal*loo"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hallooed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Halloing}.]
    To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a
    person, as by the word halloo.
          Country folks hallooed and hooted after me. --Sir P.
  3. \Hal*loo"\, v. t.
    1. To encourage with shouts.
             Old John hallooes his hounds again.   --Prior.
    2. To chase with shouts or outcries.
             If I fly . . . Halloo me like a hare. --Shak.
    3. To call or shout to; to hail. --Shak.
  4. \Hal*loo"\, interj. [OE. halow. See {Halloo}, n.]
    An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one.