hurrah

Definitions

  • Hurrah for Miss March
    Hurrah for Miss March
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hurrah shout `hurrah!'
    • n hurrah a victory cheer "let's give the team a big hurrah"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hurrah A cheer; a shout of joy, etc. "A perfect hurrah's nest in our kitchen."
    • interj Hurrah A word used as a shout of joy, triumph, applause, encouragement, or welcome. "Hurrah ! hurrah ! for Ivry and Henry of Navarre."
    • v. t Hurrah To salute, or applaud, with hurrahs.
    • v. i Hurrah To utter hurrahs; to huzza.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hurrah An exclamation expressive of joy, praise, applause, or encouragement: sometimes used as a noun.
    • hurrah To utter a loud shout of acclamation, encouragement, joy, or the like.
    • hurrah To receive or accompany with acclamation, or with shouts of joy; encourage by rounds of cheering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Hurrah hoor-rä′ an exclamation of excitement or joy
    • Hurrah Also n. and v.i.
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Idioms

Last hurrah - If an elderly person does something special before they die, it is a last hurrah.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. hurra,. Cf. Huzza

Usage

In literature:

Hurrah for the wild woods and all woodsmen!
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
Hurrah for Jackson and Dr. Ketchup!
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
Hurrah for the children!
"Little Prudy's Sister Susy" by Sophie May
It was a hurrah, for we now thought that we had him.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
I should like to cry 'Hurrah!
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, April 1875, Vol. XV., No. 88" by Various
Hurrah, hurrah, for Stirling, never wrong.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
Hurrah for the needles sharp and thin!
"Continental Monthly - Volume 1 - Issue 3" by Various
It was all he could do to restrain himself from shouting, whooping and hurrahing at the top of his voice.
"The Cave in the Mountain" by Lieut. R. H. Jayne
Hurrah for the doctor!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, August 14, 1841" by Various
Hurrah, hurrah for horse and man!
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
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In poetry:

Hurrah, boys, or losing or winning,
Feel your stretchers and make the blades bend;
Hard on to it, catch the beginning,
And pull it clean through to the end.
"My Boating Song" by Horace Smith
Hurrah, Hall! Hall, now you're winning,
Feel your stretchers and make the blades bend;
Hard on to it, catch the beginning,
And pull it clean through to the end.
"My Boating Song" by Horace Smith
"Now sounds 'The Girl I've left behind me,'—Ah,
The years, the ardours, wakened by that tune!
Time was when, with the crowd's farewell 'Hurrah!'
'Twould lift me to the moon.
"The Colonel's Soliloquy" by Thomas Hardy
But, hurrah! for the table that heavily groans
With the good things that keep in the life:
When we sing and we dance, and we drink to the tones
That are masculine, thorough and blithe.
"Euterpe: A Cantanta" by Henry Kendall
Right on, in freedom's name,
And in the strength of God,
Wipe out the damning stain,
And break the oppressor's rod;
Hurrah! Hurrah! right on go we,
The fettered slave shall yet be free.
"Right On" by Anonymous Americas
The tyrant's scorn is vain,
In vain the slanderer's breath,
We'll rush to break the chain,
E'en on the jaws of death;
Hurrah! Hurrah! right on go we,
The fettered slave shall yet be free.
"Right On" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

A last hurrah for film society director Richard Pena.
A last hurrah at the 50th New York Film Festival.
Labor Day weekend is often the last hurrah in St Augustine before the September slump, the slow period in the tourism industry.
Last hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority.
Red tide could spoil last hurrah .
Ron Paul's last hurrah : a big, bipartisan vote to 'Audit the Fed'.
Apple iPhone 5 Will Be Last Smartphone Hurrah As Market Nears Peak.
Roger Federer and that elusive last hurrah .
We rarely realize we're seeing a last hurrah while it's happening.
Is today's Democratic primary the last hurrah for Rep Charles Rangel.
Syracuse University-bound lineman gets one last hurrah in 'Big 33' game.
Senior Games give departing players a last hurrah .
A Possible Last Hurrah for a Liberal Lion of Ohio.
Hurrah For The Red, White And Screwy.
The Don't-Miss List: Merce Cunningham's last hurrah .
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In science:

The cause of a nondeterminism in (3.10) is our incomplete knowledge about the simulated system: because we do not have a precise knowledge about a duration of actions clank ! and hurrah !, then the model of the system should allow any order of execution of these actions.
Theory of processes
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