- 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′ll shout you all a drink.
- He′s 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.
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.