from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that screams, especially one that sings harshly or stridently.
- n. Slang A sensational headline.
- n. Slang One that evokes screams or laughter: The comedian's act is a real screamer.
- n. Slang An exclamation point.
- n. Baseball A hard-hit line drive.
- n. Any of several large aquatic birds of the family Anhimidae, of South America, that have a harsh resonant call.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who screams; one who shouts; one who sings harshly.
- n. Any bird in the taxonomic family Anhimidae, endemic to South America, being large, bulky birds with a small downy head, long legs and large feet.
- n. Something exceptionally good.
- n. A difficult catch.
- n. A very hard hit.
- n. A particularly high mark (clean catch of a kicked ball).
- n. a powerful shot.
- n. A very large wave.
- n. A video that unexpectedly frightens the viewer by cutting to a loud scream and disturbing image.
- n. An effeminate gay man; a man who is obviously gay (homosexual).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimidæ, and the suborder Palamedeæ. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.
- n. Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy.
- n. An exclamation mark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which screams.
- n. In ornithology, specifically, one of several different birds.
- n. Something very great, excellent, or exciting; a thing that attracts the attention or draws forth screams of astonishment, delight, etc.; a whacker; a bouncer.
- n. Specifically, in golf, an unusually long shot.
- n. The exclamation-point (!).
- n. A heading in unusually bold type.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very hard hit ball
- n. a sensational newspaper headline
- n. someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
- n. gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
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There was only one problem: Rick was known as a screamer.
Nancy Reagan was known as a screamer and Rosalyn Carter would recite the Lords Prayer at the top of her lungs.
I 'ad' im down to the smith 'tother day, sir, an 'says' e to me, says 'e,' That's a screamer, that is. '
I 'ad' im down to the smith t'other day, sir, an 'says' e to me, says 'e, ` That's a screamer, that is.'
Hand Shake Dave a main instigator of aggressive strong arm prostelization is well known as a screamer of a Bible thumper down town as he uses a booming voice and an in the middle of everything presence as he 'witnesses'.
I don't care to have another Fantasia (aka screamer) as an AI and that's all Adam is!!
Working as the assistant to a "screamer" might entail a base salary of $100,000, Mr. Goldman says.
Just a thought, but has anyone been able to notice whether the "screamer" (the person yelling "terrorist" and "treason") at McCain rallies sounds like the same person?
Scratch an anti-Obama 'screamer' and you will find a racist!
Bottom Line: If you are signing on with a "screamer" be smart and make it ok, if not a strengthening experience.