- The definition of a shout is a loud call.
An example of shout is loudly calling for a friend across the street.
- a loud cry or call
- any sudden, loud outburst or uproar
Origin of shoutorig. uncert.Austral., N.Z., Informal one's turn to buy a round of drinks, etc.
Origin of shoutMiddle English schoute, probably ; from an Old English cognate of Old Norse skūta, a taunt, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kud-, to cry out from source scout
- to utter or express in a shout
- Austral., N.Z., Informal to treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
tr. & intr.v.shout·ed, shout·ing, shouts
Origin of shoutMiddle English shoute, perhaps from Old Norse skūta, a taunt; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
- A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) A round of drinks in a pub; the turn to pay the shot or scot; an act of paying for a round of drinks.
- (UK, Australia, jargon, slang) A call-out for an emergency services team.
(third-person singular simple present shouts, present participle shouting, simple past and past participle shouted)
- (intransitive) To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
- To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
- (colloquial) To pay for food, drink or entertainment for others.
- I"²ll shout you all a drink.
- He"²s shouting us all to the opening night of the play.
- (Internet) To post a text message (for example, email) in upper case.
- Please don't shout in the chat room.
From Middle English shouten. Origin Uncertain. Possibly related to Middle English shooten "to shoot (out)" or from or akin to Old Norse skÅ«ta (“to chide, scold"), Old Norse skÅ«ti, skÅ«ta "a taunt". See also the second, rare sense of the verb scout - "to reject with contempt".
shout - Computer Definition
To yell or scream via e-mail. It is WRITING WITH ALL CAPITAL LETTERS TO MAKE A POINT instead of using asterisks and underscored words which are considered a gentler way to emphasize something.