halloo


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hal·loo

 (hə-lo͞o′) also hal·loa (-lō′)
interj.
1. Used to catch someone's attention.
2. Used to urge on hounds in a hunt.
n. pl. hal·loos also hal·loas
A shout or call of "halloo."
v. hal·looed, hal·loo·ing, hal·loos also hal·loaed or hal·loa·ing or hal·loas
v.intr.
To shout "halloo."
v.tr.
1. To urge on or pursue by calling "halloo" or shouting.
2. To call out to.
3. To shout or yell (something).

[Alteration of obsolete holla, stop!; see hello.]

halloo

(həˈluː) ,

hallo

or

halloa

sentence substitute
(Hunting) a shout to attract attention, esp to call hounds at a hunt
n, pl -loos, -los or -loas
a shout of "halloo"
vb, -loos, -looing, -looed, -los, -loing, -loed, -loas, -loaing or -loaed
1. to shout (something) to (someone)
2. (Hunting) (tr) to urge on or incite (dogs) with shouts
[C16: perhaps variant of hallow to encourage hounds by shouting]

hal•lo

or hol•lo

(həˈloʊ)

interj., n., pl. -los or -loas, interj.
1. (used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.)
n.
2. the cry “hallo!”
3. a shout of exultation.
v.i.
4. to call with a loud voice; shout.
v.t.
5. to incite or chase (something) with shouts and cries of “hallo!”
6. to cry “hallo” to (someone).
7. to shout (something).
[1560–70; variant of hollo, itself variant of earlier holla < Middle French hola=ho ahoy + la there]

halloo


Past participle: hallooed
Gerund: hallooing

Imperative
halloo
halloo
Present
I halloo
you halloo
he/she/it halloos
we halloo
you halloo
they halloo
Preterite
I hallooed
you hallooed
he/she/it hallooed
we hallooed
you hallooed
they hallooed
Present Continuous
I am hallooing
you are hallooing
he/she/it is hallooing
we are hallooing
you are hallooing
they are hallooing
Present Perfect
I have hallooed
you have hallooed
he/she/it has hallooed
we have hallooed
you have hallooed
they have hallooed
Past Continuous
I was hallooing
you were hallooing
he/she/it was hallooing
we were hallooing
you were hallooing
they were hallooing
Past Perfect
I had hallooed
you had hallooed
he/she/it had hallooed
we had hallooed
you had hallooed
they had hallooed
Future
I will halloo
you will halloo
he/she/it will halloo
we will halloo
you will halloo
they will halloo
Future Perfect
I will have hallooed
you will have hallooed
he/she/it will have hallooed
we will have hallooed
you will have hallooed
they will have hallooed
Future Continuous
I will be hallooing
you will be hallooing
he/she/it will be hallooing
we will be hallooing
you will be hallooing
they will be hallooing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hallooing
you have been hallooing
he/she/it has been hallooing
we have been hallooing
you have been hallooing
they have been hallooing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hallooing
you will have been hallooing
he/she/it will have been hallooing
we will have been hallooing
you will have been hallooing
they will have been hallooing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hallooing
you had been hallooing
he/she/it had been hallooing
we had been hallooing
you had been hallooing
they had been hallooing
Conditional
I would halloo
you would halloo
he/she/it would halloo
we would halloo
you would halloo
they would halloo
Past Conditional
I would have hallooed
you would have hallooed
he/she/it would have hallooed
we would have hallooed
you would have hallooed
they would have hallooed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halloo - a shout to attract attention; "he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.halloo - urge on with shouts; "halloo the dogs in a hunt"
egg on, prod, incite - urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
2.halloo - shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

halloo

also halloa
noun
A loud cry:
verb
To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
Translations

halloo

[həˈluː]
A. EXCL¡sus!, ¡hala!
B. Ngrito m
C. VIgritar

halloo

interjhallo; (Hunt) → horrido, hallo
nHalloruf m; (Hunt) → Horrido nt, → Hallo nt
vi(hallo) rufen; (Hunt) → die Hunde hetzen
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes his crew would be heard dashing along past the farmhouses at midnight, with whoop and halloo, like a troop of Don Cossacks; and the old dames, startled out of their sleep, would listen for a moment till the hurry-scurry had clattered by, and then exclaim, "Ay, there goes Brom Bones and his gang
Halloo, here's grass growing in the boat's bottom --and by the Lord, the mast there's budding.
They are forbidden by our statutes to take one bird by means of another, to shoot beasts with bow or arblast, to halloo to a hunting-horn, or to spur the horse after game.
My second is a piece of advice: keep the boy close beside you, and when you need help, halloo.
I was going to halloo after them, although it had been to little purpose, when I observed a huge creature walking after them in the sea, as fast as he could: he waded not much deeper than his knees, and took prodigious strides: but our men had the start of him half a league, and, the sea thereabouts being full of sharp-pointed rocks, the monster was not able to overtake the boat.
Suddenly the window of the room overhead was opened, and a loud halloo uttered by the mysterious stranger.