from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loud cry.
- transitive v. To say with or utter a shout.
- shout down To overwhelm or silence by shouting loudly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
- n. A round of drinks in a pub; the turn to pay the shot or scot; an act of paying for a round of drinks.
- n. A call-out for an emergency services team.
- v. To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
- v. To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
- v. To treat with shouts or clamor.
- v. To pay for food, drink or entertainment for others.
- v. To enter a text message (for example, email) in upper case.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
- intransitive v. To entertain with refreshments or the like gratuitously; to treat.
- transitive v. To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out.
- transitive v. To treat with shouts or clamor.
- transitive v. To treat (one) to something; also, to give (something) by way of treating.
- n. A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
- n. A gratuitous entertainment, with refreshments or the like; a treat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter a loud significant call or outcry, either inarticulate, as in laughter, calls, signals, etc., or articulate; speak in a very loud and vohement manner.
- To order drink for another or others as a treat.
- To utter in a loud and vehement voice; utter with a shout; express with raised voice.
- n. A vehement and sudden outcry, expressing joy, exultation, animated courage, or other emotion; also, a loud call to attract attention at a distance, to be heard by one hard of hearing, or the like.
- n. A small boat, nearly flat-bottomed and very light, used for passing over the drains in various parts of Lincolnshire: when broader and larger it is used in shooting wild ducks in the marshes. and is then called a gunning-shout.
- n. A treat; a free drink.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. use foul or abusive language towards
- v. utter a sudden loud cry
- v. utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
- n. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
- v. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
Middle English shoute, perhaps from Old Norse skūta, a taunt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English shouten. Origin Uncertain. Possibly related to Middle English shooten "to shoot (out)" or from or akin to Old Norse skūta ("to chide, scold"), Old Norse skūti, skūta "a taunt". See also the second, rare sense of the verb scout - "to reject with contempt". (Wiktionary)