- 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
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- Used to catch someone's attention.
- Used to urge on hounds in a hunt.
- 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.