What does YELL mean?

Definitions for YELLyɛl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word YELL.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation(noun)

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

  2. cry, yell(verb)

    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

    "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"

  3. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall(verb)

    utter a sudden loud cry

    "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

  4. yell, scream(verb)

    utter or declare in a very loud voice

    "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"


  1. yell(Contraction)

    ye shall

  2. yell(Contraction)

    ye will

  3. Origin: From yeld.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yell(verb)

    to cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror

  2. Yell(verb)

    to utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone

  3. Yell(noun)

    a sharp, loud, hideous outcry

  4. Origin: [OE. yellen, ellen, AS. giellan, gillan, gyllan; akin to D. gillen, OHG. gellan, G. gellen, Icel. gjalla, Sw. glla to ring, resound, and to AS., OS., & OHG. galan to sing, Icel. gala. Cf. 1st Gale, and Nightingale.]


  1. Yell

    Yell is one of the North Isles of Shetland, Scotland. In the 2011 census it had a usually resident population of 966. It is the second largest island in Shetland after the Mainland with an area of 82 square miles, and is the third most populous in the archipelago, after the Mainland and Whalsay. The island's bedrock is largely composed of Moine schist with a north-south grain, which was uplifted during the Caledonian mountain building period. Peat covers two thirds of the island to an average depth of 1.5 metres. Yell has been inhabited since the Neolithic times, and a dozen broch sites have been identified from the pre-Norse period. Norse rule lasted from the 9th to 14th centuries until Scottish control was asserted. The modern economy of the island is based on crofting, fishing, transport and tourism. The island claims to be the "Otter Capital of Britain" and has a diverse bird life including breeding populations of great and Arctic skuas. Notable buildings on the island include the 17th century Old Haa of Brough in Burravoe, a merchant's house now converted to a museum and visitor centre. There are various folk tales and modern literary references to island life.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yell

    yel, v.i. to howl or cry out with a sharp noise: to scream from pain or terror.—v.t. to utter with a yell.—n. a sharp outcry.—n. Yell′ing.—v.i. Yell′och (Scot.), to yell.—n. a yell. [A.S. gellan, gyllan; Ger. gellen; conn. with A.S. galan, to sing.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YELL' in Verbs Frequency: #1001


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YELL in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YELL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hunter Dunteman:

    If you want to be heard, yell.

  2. Mohammad Abu-Salha:

    This has hate crime written all over it, if they don't listen carefully, I will yell.

  3. Shakib Ahmed:

    He was nice to everyone else, but he was kind of the dominating type. He would yell at his brother.

  4. Michael Sutton:

    His arm brushed up against hers on the armrest. She took her pen and stabbed his arm several times causing him to yell out in pain.

  5. George Ciccariello-Maher:

    Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.

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