from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to catch someone's attention.
- interj. Used to urge on hounds in a hunt.
- n. A shout or call of "halloo.”
- intransitive v. To shout "halloo.”
- transitive v. To urge on or pursue by calling "halloo” or shouting.
- transitive v. To call out to.
- transitive v. To shout or yell (something).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Used to greet someone, or to catch their attention
- interj. Used in hunting to urge on the pursuers
- n. A shout of halloo
- v. To shout halloo
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout.
- intransitive v. To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo.
- transitive v. To encourage with shouts.
- transitive v. To chase with shouts or outcries.
- transitive v. To call or shout to; to hail.
- interj. An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one. Now mostly replaced by hello.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation used to call the attention of a person at a distance, or in hunting to incite the dogs.
- To cry out; call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after dogs.
- To call or shout to; incite or chase with shouts and cries of “Halloo!”
- To cry aloud; utter with shouts.
- n. A call, cry, or shout uttered to attract attention, or as a signal, as in hunting to urge on the dogs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shout to attract attention
- v. urge on with shouts
- v. shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
Alteration of obsolete holla, stop!; see hello.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)