shout

Definitions

  • "'Boh! Boh!' the clear voice shouted."
    "'Boh! Boh!' the clear voice shouted."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shout use foul or abusive language towards "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket","The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
    • v shout utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy "`I won!' he exclaimed","`Help!' she cried","`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
    • v shout utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking) "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
    • v shout utter a sudden loud cry "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle","I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
    • n shout a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Here Is the Coach!" Shouted Candlewick "Here Is the Coach!" Shouted Candlewick
THIS CALLED FORTH A SHOUT OF GLEE FROM THE POLICEMEN WHO WERE LOOKING OVER THE FENCE THIS CALLED FORTH A SHOUT OF GLEE FROM THE POLICEMEN WHO WERE LOOKING OVER THE FENCE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shout A gratuitous entertainment, with refreshments or the like; a treat.
    • Shout A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage. "The Rhodians, seeing the enemy turn their backs, gave a great shout in derision."
    • Shout To entertain with refreshments or the like gratuitously; to treat.
    • Shout To treat (one) to something; also, to give (something) by way of treating.
    • Shout To treat with shouts or clamor.
    • Shout To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc. "Shouting of the men and women eke.""They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for?"
    • Shout To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shout To utter a loud significant call or outcry, either inarticulate, as in laughter, calls, signals, etc., or articulate; speak in a very loud and vohement manner. It is generally applied to loud utterance or calling out in order to express joy, applause, or exultation, to give an alarm, to draw attention, or to incite to an action.
    • shout To order drink for another or others as a treat.
    • shout To utter in a loud and vehement voice; utter with a shout; express with raised voice.
    • n shout A vehement and sudden outcry, expressing joy, exultation, animated courage, or other emotion; also, a loud call to attract attention at a distance, to be heard by one hard of hearing, or the like. A shout is generally near a middle pitch of the voice, as opposed to a cry, scream, shriek, or screech, which are all at a high pitch, and a roar, which is at a low pitch.
    • n shout A small boat, nearly flat-bottomed and very light, used for passing over the drains in various parts of Lincolnshire: when broader and larger it is used in shooting wild ducks in the marshes. and is then called a gunning-shout.
    • n shout A treat; a free drink.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shout showt a loud and sudden outcry expressing strong emotion, or to attract attention
    • v.i Shout to utter a shout:
    • v.t Shout to utter with a shout
    • n Shout showt (prov.) a light flat-bottomed boat used in duck-shooting.
    • v.i Shout (slang) to order drink for others by way of treat
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Quotations

  • Oliver Cromwell
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    “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “A yawn is a silent shout.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
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    “We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another -- until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
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    “It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.”
  • Napoleon Hill
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    “The battle is all over except the shouting when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.”

Idioms

All over bar the shouting - When something is all over bar the shouting, the outcome is absolutely certain.('All over but the shouting' is also used.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shouten, of unknown origin; perhaps akin to shoot,; cf. Icel. skūta, skūti, a taunt

Usage

In literature:

With a wild shout of triumph, the latter advances upon his adversary, whose gun is now empty.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The ground shook, men shouted, horses reared upon their ropes, neighing wildly.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I shouted again and again at the top of my voice.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
We shouted and shouted, but still they did not hear us.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The shout was addressed to the world at large, but it was responded to only by Hobbs.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
After a moment's halt, he wheeled about, and again shouted to Luke, waving his hat.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
When once I had made up my mind to shout, I did so with might and main.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
More voices joined, and in a minute or two the little crowd was shouting the tune.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Just as the issue was trembling in the balance, a shout arose from the crowded street.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
I could hear men shouting, and several lights were moving in the opposite house.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
The three shouted and shouted again.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
At that moment there was a loud shout of laughter in the passage outside, confirming the monitor's complaint.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
When he sailed from Bruges against Edward, 'the fort of Hastings opened to his coming with a shout from its armed men.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
We were busy going through the cupboards and shouting at our good luck.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
A shout came from a point far down the river.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Rob was shouting to the girls to "come on," when suddenly he himself stopped short.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
Everything is telling of her, and everything is shouting her name.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
With a shout the four men rose from their cover and advanced toward the building at a run.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
They were interrupted by a shout from the hallway.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
He opened his mouth to shout, and saw it sink.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

The wind is her harper
And brings from far
His songs of wooing
And shouts of war.
"The Gypsy Woman" by Ethel Clifford
"Deaf is he to world's tongue;
He scorneth for his song
The loud
Shouts of the crowd;
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
When I paused to hear
The old ballad of King Christian
Shouted from suburban taverns
In the twilight.
"To An Old Danish Songbook" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O blessed tidings! thought of joy!
The eldest heard with steady glee;
Silent he stood; then laughed amain,—-
And shouted, " Mother, come to me!"
"The Mother's Return" by William Wordsworth
What's left behind I shall not find,
The splendour and the pain;
The splash of sun, the shouting wind,
And the brave sting of rain,
I may not meet again.
"The Chilterns" by Rupert Brooke
I hear you, little bird,
Shouting a-swing above the broken wall.
Shout louder yet: no song can tell it all.
Sing to my soul in the deep, still wood :
‘Tis wonderful beyond the wildest word:
I d tell it, too, if I could.
"Joy Of The Morning" by Edwin Markham

In news:

Yesterday, Jeb Bush and Kevin Warsh chose to lead their Wall Street Journal column with a college shout-out.
Protestors outside the city council chambers on West Main Street shouted "Vote them out".
Some people shout from the mountaintops.
the Somali soldier shouted at the woman in the mostly empty street.
Actor Terrence Howard poses with young dancers from OrigiNation prior to their performance at Twist & Shout last week.
A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media.
At the 20th-anniversary party for VP Records at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, shouted out island names from Puerto Rico to Haiti and Trinidad, shouts burst out like thunderclaps from the crowd.
This is for the two drunk jerkoffs who showed up at the park when I was playing catch with my kid and started shouting unsolicited "pointers" at him, laced with vulgarities.
I tried ignoring you, tried reasoning with you, tried shouting at you.
It's All Over but the Shouting for Wagner's Point.
Lindsay Lohan and "boyfriend" Calum Best got into a shouting match at the Soho Grand.
Prince Charles urges concertgoers to shout so his ill father could hear them.
A deep male voice shouted, "Get down to the ground.".
Much like shouting "Four" when you are about to strike a golf ball.
Shout out to Chicago's own, Rockie Fresh he just dropped his new mixtape "Driving 88".
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In science:

Typical websites for conflict-resolution do not have this data, so users can only resort to online shouting matches to get their voices heard.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
Here, the hedgehog, as a competitor in the race, does not run at all, while his wife is waiting at the end of the furrow, shouting in low German “Ick bin all hier!” (“I’m already here!”).
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
However, suppose Bob is busy defusing a bomb and Alice is shouting from a distance which wire to cut : she will not say “the blue wire” just once, and hope that Bob heard correctly.
Quantum Computing
A presenter who, in passing, casually referred to ‘field galaxies’ was immediately shouted down.
Nearby Large-Scale Structures and the Zone of Avoidance: A Conference Summary and Assessment
For whispering and shouting, the dynamics might diverge from linearity further.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
All professors shouted: “shut up and calculate”.
On the Paradoxical Book of Bell
You would not plan on shouting across the lobby, playing your television at full volume at 11pm, or throwing furniture off the balcony. Framing should not be equated to activating a large, stable instruction list.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
If any of them sees the left piece of the sword is the largest, he would shout ”cut”.
On the Complexity of Envy-Free Cake Cutting
The leftmost piece is assigned to the player who shouted.
On the Complexity of Envy-Free Cake Cutting
At that time C will shout cut and receive the leftmost piece.
On the Complexity of Envy-Free Cake Cutting
Now, it is easy to see that if we are running the Stromquist’s method, player Cx will shout cut at the time referee’s knife reaches x.
On the Complexity of Envy-Free Cake Cutting
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