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Webster 1913 Edition


Halloo

Hal-loo′

(hăl-loō′)
,
Noun.
[Perh. fr.
ah
+
lo
; cf. AS.
ealā
, 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.

Hal-loo′

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Hallooed
(-loōd′)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Hallooing
.]
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. Sidney.

Hal-loo′

,
Verb.
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.
Shakespeare
3.
To call or shout to; to hail.
Shak.

Hal-loo′

,
int
erj.
[OE.
halow
. See
Halloo
,
Noun.
]
An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one. Now mostly replaced by
hello
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Halloo

HAL'LOO

,
Verb.
I.
To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to by name, or by the word halloo.
Country folks hallooed and hooted after me.

HAL'LOO

,
Verb.
T.
To encourage with shouts.
Old John hallooes his hounds again.
1.
To chase with shouts.
2.
To call or shout to.
[This verb is regular, and pronounced with the accent on the first syllable.]

Definition 2022


halloo

halloo

English

Interjection

halloo!

  1. Used to greet someone, or to catch their attention
  2. Used in hunting to urge on the pursuers

Noun

halloo (plural halloos)

  1. A shout of halloo
    • Milton
      List! List! I hear / Some far-off halloo break the silent air.

Verb

halloo (third-person singular simple present halloos or hallooes, present participle hallooing, simple past and past participle hallooed)

  1. To shout halloo.
    • 1857, S. H. Hammond, Wild Northern Scenes:
      As our object was rather to enjoy the music of the chase, than to capture the deer, they shouted and hallooed as he entered the water, and he wheeled back, and went tearing in huge affright through the woods, up the island again.
    • 1907, William Hope Hodgson, The Boats of the "Glen Carrig":
      As we ran, we hallooed, and so came upon the boy, and I saw that he had my sword.
    • 1917, Charles S. Brooks, There's Pippins And Cheese To Come:
      We hallooed again, to rouse the trapper.
  2. To encourage with shouts.
    • Prior
      Old John hallooes his hounds again.
  3. To chase with shouts or outcries.
    • Shakespeare
      If I fly [] / Halloo me like a hare.
  4. To call or shout to; to hail.
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