halloo definition by Webster's New World
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intransitive verb, transitive verb hallooed, hallooing
- to shout or call out in order to attract the attention of (a person)
- Hunting to urge on (hounds) by shouting or calling “halloo”
- to shout or yell, as in greeting or surprise
Origin: Middle English halowen ; from interjection halou: probably also ; from Old French halloer, to follow after with much noise
(a shout or call) used esp. to attract a person's attention or to urge on hounds in hunting
halloo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Used to catch someone's attention.
- Used to urge on hounds in a hunt.
A shout or call of “halloo.”verb hal·looed also hal·loaed, hal·loo·ing also hal·loa·ing, hal·loos also hal·loas verb, intransitive
To shout “halloo.”verb, transitive
- To urge on or pursue by calling “halloo” or shouting.
- To call out to.
- To shout or yell (something).
Origin: Alteration of obsolete holla, stop!; see hello.