Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A loud outcry; a hubbub.
  • n. A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control.
  • n. A loud sustained noise. See Synonyms at noise.
  • intransitive v. To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
  • intransitive v. To make insistent demands or complaints: clamored for tax reforms.
  • transitive v. To exclaim insistently and noisily: The representatives clamored their disapproval.
  • transitive v. To influence or force by clamoring: clamored the mayor into resigning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation.
  • n. Any loud and continued noise.
  • n. A continued public expression, often of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.
  • v. To cry out and/or demand.
  • v. To demand by outcry.
  • v. To become noisy insistently.
  • v. To influence by outcry.
  • v. (transitive) To silence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation from many people.
  • n. Any loud and continued noise.
  • n. A continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.
  • transitive v. To salute loudly.
  • transitive v. To stun with noise.
  • transitive v. To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout.
  • intransitive v. To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to talk in a loud voice; to complain; to make importunate demands.
  • intransitive v. to dispute in a loud voice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A great outcry; vociferation; exclamation made by a loud voice continued or repeated, or by a multitude of voices.
  • n. Any loud and continued noise.
  • n. Figuratively, loud complaint or urgent demand; an expression of strong dissatisfaction or desire.
  • n. Synonyms Hubbub, uproar, noise, din, ado.
  • To utter in a loud voice; shout.
  • To make a great noise with; cause to sound loudly or tumultuously: used in an inverted sense in the following passage.
  • To stun with noise; salute with noise.
  • To utter loud sounds or outcries; vociferate.
  • To make importunate complaints or demands: as, to clamor for admittance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make loud demands
  • n. a loud harsh or strident noise
  • n. loud and persistent outcry from many people
  • v. utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
  • v. compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

Etymologies

Middle English clamour, from Old French, from Latin clāmor, shout, from clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Recorded in English since c. 1385, from Old French clamor (modern clameur), from Latin clāmor ("a shout, cry"), from clāmō ("cry out, complain"); the sense to silence may have a distinct (unknown) etymology. (Wiktionary)

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