ahoy


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a·hoy

 (ə-hoi′)
interj.
Used to hail a ship or to attract attention.
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ahoy

(əˈhɔɪ)
interj
(Nautical Terms) nautical a hail used to call a ship or to attract attention
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a•hoy

(əˈhɔɪ)

interj.
(used at sea to hail another ship, attract attention, etc.)
[1745–55; variant of hoy a shout. compare aha, ahem]
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Translations

ahoy

[əˈhɔɪ] EXCL ship ahoy!¡barco a la vista!
ahoy there!¡ah del barco!
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ahoy

[əˈhɔɪ] exclohé!
ship ahoy! → ohé du navire!
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ahoy

interj (Naut) → ahoi; ship ahoy!Schiff ahoi!
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ahoy

[əˈhɔɪ] exclehi!
ship ahoy! → ehi della nave!
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At this moment her thoughts were interrupted by a loud shouting of 'Ahoy! Ahoy!
But it was stayed even in the act, for "Boat ahoy!" rang over the lagoon in Hook's voice, and this time it was not Peter who had spoken.
Harris wanted to cable his mother--thought it his duty to do that, as he was all she had in this world--so, while he attended to this, I went down to the longest and finest raft and hailed the captain with a hearty "Ahoy, shipmate!" which put us upon pleasant terms at once, and we entered upon business.
Arrived then at this spot, with one hand still to his nose, he bawled -- Bouton-de-Rose, ahoy! are there any of you Bouton-de-Roses that speak English?
A doleful voice arose hail- ing somewhere in the middle of the dock, 'Judea ahoy!'
People pointed us out to visitors as 'That 'ere bark that's going to Bankok--has been here six months--put back three times.' On holidays the small boys pulling about in boats would hail, 'Judea, ahoy!' and if a head showed above the rail shouted, 'Where you bound to?-- Bankok?' and jeered.
It hasn't any beginning, nor any middle, but there will be a thrilling ending, something like this: let me see; joy, boy, toy, ahoy, decoy, alloy:--
At the same moment the silence of the snowy waste outside was broken by a shouting of voices hailing the hut--" Sea-mew , ahoy!"
I watched the town recede still and soundless in the hot night, till the abrupt hail, "Steam-launch, ahoy!" made me spin round face forward.
"Ahoy adhered to all these standards to make three fantastic television shows in May next year and that was why we eventually gave them the thumbs up."
The Rotterdam Ahoy is located in the heart of Rotterdam and opened its doors in 1971.
The Pirates Ahoy weekend proved a big hit with children as well as the team at Loch Katrine.