Shout v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shouting.]
1. To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
Shouting of the men and women eke. --Chaucer.
They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for? --Shak.
2. To entertain with refreshments or the like gratuitously; to treat. [Slang, Australia & U. S.]
To shout at, to utter shouts at; to deride or revile with shouts.
Shout, v. t.
1. To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
2. To treat with shouts or clamor.
3. To treat (one) to something; also, to give (something) by way of treating. [Slang, Australia & U. S.]
1. A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
The Rhodians, seeing the enemy turn their backs, gave a great shout in derision. --Knolles.
2. A gratuitous entertainment, with refreshments or the like; a treat. [Slang, Australia & U. S.]
n : a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the
speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of
the audience" [syn: cry, outcry, call, yell, vociferation]
v 1: utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually
denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My
grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
2: 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" [syn: shout out, cry,
call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall]
3: utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!'
he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the
mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost" [syn:
exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out]
4: use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused
the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry
mother shouted at the teacher" [syn: abuse, clapperclaw,