shout

[ shout ]
/ ʃaʊt /

verb (used without object)

to call or cry out loudly and vigorously.
to speak or laugh noisily or unrestrainedly.

verb (used with object)

to utter or yell (something) loudly.
Australian. to treat (another) to a drink, meal, amusement, or the like.

noun


Nearby words

  1. shoulder-hand syndrome,
  2. shouldn't,
  3. shouldna,
  4. shouldst,
  5. shouse,
  6. shout down,
  7. shout from the rooftops,
  8. shout-out,
  9. shouting distance,
  10. shouting match

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

Related formsshout·er, nounhalf-shout·ed, adjectiveun·shout·ed, adjectiveun·shout·ing, adjective

Synonym study

1. See cry.

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British Dictionary definitions for shout

shout

/ (ʃaʊt) /

noun

a loud cry, esp to convey emotion or a command
informal, British, Australian and NZ
  1. a round, esp of drinks
  2. 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

verb

Derived Formsshouter, noun

Word Origin for shout

C14: probably from Old Norse skūta taunt; related to Old Norse skjōta to shoot

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Word Origin and History for shout
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Idioms and Phrases with shout

shout

In addition to the idioms beginning with shout

  • shout down
  • shout from the rooftops

also see:

  • all over but the shouting
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