holla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n holla a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal) "his bellow filled the hallway"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • interj Holla Hollo.
    • v. i Holla See Hollo v. i.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • holla Ho there! stop! hello! a call to some one at a distance, in order to attract attention, or an answer to one who hails.
    • holla To call; cry; shout “Holla!” See hollo.
    • holla To cry out; utter loudly.
    • n holla A shout; a cry consisting of the interjection holla.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Holla hol′a ho, there! attend!
    • v.i Holla to cry loudly to one at a distance
    • interj Holla (naut.) the usual response to 'Ahoy!'
    • Holla (n.) a loud shout
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hola,; ho, ho + , there, fr. L. illac, that way, there. Cf. Hollo
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. holàho and —L. illac, there; the other forms are due to confusion with halloo.

Usage

In literature:

He meant he lived as far as a man's voice would carry with one yell and a holla.
"A Knight of the Cumberland" by John Fox Jr.
Then Theseus shouted to him, 'Holla, thou valiant pine-bender, hast thou two fir-trees left for me?
"The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children" by Charles Kingsley
Half-way down the hill a policeman holla'd to me to stop.
"The Second Thoughts of An Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
It was the ruin of their battle; a fatal hollaing before you are out of the woods.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Second Silesian War, Important Episode In The General European One--15th Aug. 1744-25th Dec. 1745" by Thomas Carlyle
Why does a happy boy holla?
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Holla, you Scot of the pot!
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I have heerd him myself hollaing 'Ho!
"A Reputed Changeling" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Why does a happy boy holla?
"Lobo, Rag and Vixen" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
This was attended with a smart clapping of the hands, and a kind of savage holla!
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
Hollas and Syud Aman Allee lay bleeding at the spot where they fell.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
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In poetry:

But man and horse, and horn and hound,
Fast rattling on his traces go;
The sacred chapel rung around
With, "Hark away! and, holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
The wakeful priest oft drops a tear
For human pride, for human woe,
When, at his midnight mass, he hears
The infernal cry of, "Holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
"Away, thou hound! so basely born,
Or dread the scourge's echoing blow!"—
Then loudly rung his bugle-horn,
"Hark forward, forward, holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
Again he winds his bugle-horn,
"Hark forward, forward, holla, ho!"
And through the herd, in ruthless scorn,
He cheers his furious hounds to go.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
Up springs, from yonder tangled thorn,
A stag more white than mountain snow;
A louder rung the Wildgrave's horn,
"Hark forward, forward! holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
The Wildgrave flies o'er bush and thorn,
With many a shriek of helpless woe;
Behind him hound, and horse, and horn,
And, "Hark away, and holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Head to This Is It Bakery and Deli on Cooke Street to try the fresh-baked challah bread (pronounced holla ), which is only available on Fridays.
Atlanta's proud sons and crunk fore-fathers the Ying Yang Twins have spent the past decade kickin' a holla out from tha squalor.
B95's High School Holla Team Invades Sunnyside High School.
Holla ' and more memorable Emmy Awards quotes.
Claire Danes came up with the catchphrase of the night when she saluted her "Homeland" co-star during her Emmy acceptance speech thusly: "Mandy Patinkin, holla .
The HOLLA .ween party on Wednesday drew Marios, ghouls, Hello Kittys, fairies, the Hulk and other characters to the HOLLA .
Thanks to funding from the Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust to fight obesity among youth in Anson County, HOLLA will now begin offering free aerobics and dance classes to youth ages 6 to 18.
Yo, Holla At 'cha Girl.
Holla but not too loud.
Mandy Patinkin, holla ;' Obama is fan.
Butcher Holler Featuring Eilen Jewell to Holla at Boise.
Anyone remember " Holla Back " by The Lost Trailers.
She recounts her experience on Holla Back DC.
(first row, kneeling L-R) Martha Duncan Rayside, Sue Berry Henry, Jane Hastings Hopper, Elaine Barrett Holla.
My daughter has her absolutely hysterical 2-yr-old Emma who calls me "Honey GG" and yes I "Holla For A Dolla".
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In science:

Holla, helped to remove mistakes and improve the original notes.
Algebraic stacks
Jain and Holla developed a cubic spline approach for coupled Burgers’ equation.
Conjugated filter approach for solving Burgers' equation with high Reynolds number
This is only known in characteristic 0 and for characteristics bigger than the height h(G), by Biswas and Holla .
Semistable reduction for G-bundles on curves
The last part of the theorem, giving the bounds for F4 and En is a simple improvement on the argument given by Biswas and Holla , using low height representations.
Bounds for Behrend's conjecture on the canonical reduction
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