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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Howl v. i. [imp. & p. p. Howled p. pr. & vb. n. Howling.]
 1. To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
    And dogs in corners set them down to howl.   --Drayton.
 Methought a legion of foul fiends
 Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears.   --Shak.
 2. To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
    Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand.   --Is. xiii. 6.
 3. To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
    Wild howled the wind.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Howling monkey. Zool. See Howler, 2.
 Howling wilderness, a wild, desolate place inhabited only by wild beasts. --Deut. xxxii. 10.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: noisy with or as if with loud cries and shouts; "a crying
             mass of rioters"; "a howling wind"; "shouting fans";
             "the yelling fiend" [syn: crying, yelling, shouting]
      2: extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a
         fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!";
         "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare
         books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a
         tremendous achievement" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvelous,
          marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful,
      n : a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain";
          "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect" [syn:
          howl, ululation]