from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To utter a harsh scream; screech.
- intransitive v. Informal To complain or protest noisily or peevishly.
- transitive v. To utter with or as if with a squawk.
- n. A loud screech.
- n. A noisy complaint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shrill noise, especially made by a voice or bird; a yell, scream, or call.
- n. A four-digit transponder code used by aircraft for identification or transmission of emergency signals.
- n. An issue or complaint related to aircraft maintenance.
- n. The American night heron.
- v. To make a squawking noise; to yell, scream, or call out shrilly.
- v. To speak out; to protest.
- v. To report an infraction; to rat on or tattle; to disclose a secret.
- v. To set or transmit a four-digit transponder code. (Normally followed by the specific code in question.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.
- n. Act of squawking; a harsh squeak.
- n. The American night heron. See under Night.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry with a loud harsh voice; make a loud outcry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
- n. A loud, harsh squeak or squall.
- n. The American night-heron: same as quawk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter a harsh abrupt scream
- n. informal terms for objecting
- v. complain
- n. the noise of squawking
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)