halloo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v halloo shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
    • v halloo urge on with shouts "halloo the dogs in a hunt"
    • n halloo a shout to attract attention "he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Halloo 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."
    • interj Halloo An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one. Now mostly replaced by hello.
    • Halloo To call or shout to; to hail.
    • Halloo To chase with shouts or outcries. "If I fly . . . Halloo me like a hare."
    • v. i Halloo 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."
    • Halloo To encourage with shouts. "Old John hallooes his hounds again."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • halloo An exclamation used to call the attention of a person at a distance, or in hunting to incite the dogs.
    • halloo To cry out; call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after dogs.
    • halloo To call or shout to; incite or chase with shouts and cries of “Halloo!”
    • halloo To cry aloud; utter with shouts.
    • n halloo A call, cry, or shout uttered to attract attention, or as a signal, as in hunting to urge on the dogs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Halloo hal-lōō′ a hunting cry: a cry to draw attention
    • v.i Halloo to cry after dogs: to raise an outcry
    • v.t Halloo to encourage or chase with shouts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. fr. ah, + lo,; cf. AS. ealā, G. halloh, F. haler, to set (a dog) on. Cf. Hollo interj,

Usage

In literature:

I did not, however, waste much time in hallooing, for instant action was what was required.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
I hallooed to my shipmates, but they did not hear me.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Scarcely was the first secured than a second one was struck, and away we went after him, hallooing, shouting, and laughing.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
When, however, about a musket-shot off, lights were seen, and there was a considerable bustle on deck, and hallooing and shouting.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
Let them halloo as long as they like.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nowell was too practised and keen a sportsman to think anything of the sort, so hallooing me on again, we went ahead in the chase.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
At nights I has the cramp in them till it almost makes me halloo out with pain.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Jack was arranging his jaws for a halloo, when he felt the chain pulled up, and he slowly emerged from the water.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
In two hours she was close to me, and I waved my hat, and hallooed as loud as I could.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
As this was the last chorus, it was repeated three or four times, and with hallooing, screaming, and dancing in mad gesticulation.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
But though Flint hallooed in return, he never changed his course, nor slackened his speed.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Salamander was not slow to obey, but had scarcely mounted when a loud halloo told that our action had been observed.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
It turned tail, and fled, followed by Glumm with a wild halloo!
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
At that moment a halloo was heard faintly in the distance, and, soon after, a raft was seen approaching, guided, apparently, by two men.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
Karlsefin did so, and immediately after a faint and very distant halloo came back in reply.
"The Norsemen in the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
Towards evening Watty hallooed and was replied to.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
He gave a halloo, which attracted Fred's attention, and then he beckoned to him.
"Fred Fearnot's New Ranch" by Hal Standish
Up to the skies with that wild halloo!
"The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)" by Lord Byron
Porringer sent a low halloo across the water, but if the man heard he made no sign.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Through their guide and spokesman they utter, not the usual halloo, but a quieter hail, with a friendly beckon.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
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In poetry:

Loud rung the chains; the drawbridge fell;
The gates asunder flew:
The knight thrice beat the portal bell,
And thrice he call'd "Halloo."
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
But still the Wildgrave onward rides;
Halloo, halloo! and, hark again!
When, spurring from opposing sides,
Two Stranger Horsemen join the train.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
The hunter peers from a stony jag:
Halloo!
A Lammergeyer unfurls the flag
Of vans, that shadow all the crag!
He shouts! death hovers! hurls him down below!
Halloo! halloo!
"Alpine Hunter's Song" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
The hunter sings, as he strides along:
Halloo!
The paths are perilous and long;
But a hunter's heart is light and strong:
He jodles, and the ice crags jodle too:
Halloo! halloo!
"Alpine Hunter's Song" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
And then I hear black horsemen
Hallooing in the night;
Hallooing and hallooing,
They ride o'er vale and height,
And the branches snap and the shutters clap
With the fury of their flight.
"Rain And Wind" by Madison Julius Cawein
He halloos, runs, and cries out, 'Here, boys, here!'
Nor doth he brambles or the nettles fear:
He stumbles at the molehills, up he gets,
And runs again, as one bereft of wits;
And all his labour and his large outcry
Is only for a silly butterfly.
"Of The Boy and Butterfly" by John Bunyan

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