- to call or cry out loudly and vigorously.
- to speak or laugh noisily or unrestrainedly.
- to utter or yell (something) loudly.
- Australian. to treat (another) to a drink, meal, amusement, or the like.
- a loud call or cry: He gave a shout for help.
- a sudden loud outburst, as of laughter.
- the act of calling or crying out loudly.
Origin of shout
1300–50; Middle English shoute (noun), shouten (v.); compare Old Norse skūta to scold, chide, skūti, skūta a taunt; akin to shoot1
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1. yell, vociferate, exclaim.
1. See cry.
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Examples from the Web for shout
He did not shout “God is great,” but his random act served the purposes of ISIS almost as well.France’s Wave of Crazy-Terror Christmas Attacks
December 24, 2014
One trucker did shout an obscenity, and a musclebound mechanic told them to go and do something useful like study.Mexican Protesters Look to Start a New Revolution
November 21, 2014
For Mitch McConnell to shout gleefully requires some effort.Mitch McConnell’s Big Day: A Turtle Suns Himself
November 4, 2014
"We offer heterosexual therapy, we offer beautiful friendship," they shout at two lesbians walking into the film festival.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up
October 6, 2014
Did he run when the police began to shout and rush toward him?When Police Violence Gets Personal
October 5, 2014
Andy became aware that his shout had been only a dry whisper.Way of the Lawless
"Why, it is the hedgerows," roared John, with a shout of laughter.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Before anything more could be said there was a shout from the roadway near them.In the Midst of Alarms
Would you have Crane get out on the housetop an' shout to you to go an' cruel Porter's mare?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Was it not, then, the shout the warriors make when they wish to intimidate their enemies?The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
- a loud cry, esp to convey emotion or a command
- informal, British, Australian and NZ
- a round, esp of drinks
- one's turn to buy a round of drinks
- informal a greeting (to family, friends, etc) sent to a radio station for broadcasting
- informal an occasion on which the members of an emergency service are called out on duty
- to utter (something) in a loud cry; yell
- (intr) to make a loud noise
- (tr) Australian and NZ informal to treat (someone) to (something), esp a drink
C14: probably from Old Norse skūta taunt; related to Old Norse skjōta to shoot
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Word Origin and History for shout
late 14c., from shout (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with shout
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