from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To cry out loudly, as in pain, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.
- transitive v. To utter or express with a loud cry. See Synonyms at shout.
- n. A loud cry; a shout.
- n. A rhythmic cheer uttered or chanted in unison.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice.
- v. To convey by shouting.
- n. A shout.
- adj. dry (of cow)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.
- transitive v. To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.
- n. A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry out with a sharp, loud noise; shriek; cry or scream as with agony, horror, or ferocity.
- To utter with a yell.
- n. A sharp, loud outcry; a scream or cry suggestive of horror, distress, agony, or ferocity.
- n. Specifically
- n. A call or cry peculiar to a special body of persons: as, a class yell; the yell of Columbia, 91.
- Same as yeld.
- Dialectal forms of ale, ale-house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter a sudden loud cry
- n. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
- v. utter or declare in a very loud voice
- n. a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
Middle English yellen, from Old English giellan, gellan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English ġiellan. (Wiktionary)
From Scots yeld ("ceasing to give milk"). (Wiktionary)