What does shout mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferationverb

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

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

  2. shoutverb

    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

    "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"

  3. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallverb

    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. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shoutverb

    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

    "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

  5. abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shoutverb

    use foul or abusive language towards

    "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"


  1. shoutnoun

    A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.

  2. shoutnoun

    a round of drinks in a pub, the turn to pay the shot or scot: Whose shout?!

  3. shoutnoun

    a call-out for an emergency services team.

  4. shoutverb

    To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.

  5. shoutverb

    To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.

  6. shoutverb

    To treat with shouts or clamor.

  7. shoutverb

    To buy food or drinks for others.

    I'll shout you all a drink.

  8. shoutverb

    To enter a text message (for example, email) in upper case.

  9. Etymology: shouten. Origin Uncertain. Possibly related to shooten "to shoot (out)" or from or akin to skuta, skuti, skuta "a taunt".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shoutnoun

    A loud and vehement cry of triumph or exhortation.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Thanks, gentle citizens:
    This general applause, and chearful shout,
    Argues your wisdom and your love to Richard. William Shakespeare.

    The Rhodians, seeing the enemy turn their backs, gave a great shout in derision. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    Then he might have dy’d of all admir’d,
    And his triumphant soul with shouts expir’d. Dryden.

  2. To SHOUTverb

    To cry in triumph or exhortation.

    Etymology: A word of which no etymology is known.

    They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for? William Shakespeare.

    Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Ps. xlvii. 1.

    It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery. Ex. xxxii.

    The shouting for thy summer fruits and harvest is fallen. Is.

    He storms and shouts; but flying bullets now
    To execute his rage appear too slow:
    They miss, or sweep but common souls away;
    For such a loss Opdam his life must pay. Edmund Waller.

    There had been nothing but howlings and shoutings of poor naked men, belabouring one another with snagged sticks. More.

    All clad in skins of beasts the jav’lin bear,
    And shrieks and shoutings rend the suff’ring air. Dryden.

    What hinders you to take the man you love?
    The people will be glad, the soldier shout;
    And Bertran, though repining, will be aw’d. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoutverb

    to utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc

  2. Shoutverb

    to utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name

  3. Shoutverb

    to treat with shouts or clamor

  4. Shoutnoun

    a loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage

  5. Etymology: [OE. shouten, of unknown origin; perhaps akin to shoot; cf. Icel. skta, skti, a taunt.]


  1. Shout

    "Shout" is an influential popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers. Released in 1959, it was written by the brothers themselves as a call-and-response answer to Jackie Wilson's seminal "Lonely Teardrops" which they interpreted after performing that song during a club date.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shout

    showt, n. a loud and sudden outcry expressing strong emotion, or to attract attention.—v.i. to utter a shout: (slang) to order drink for others by way of treat.—v.t. to utter with a shout.—n. Shout′er.—adv. Shout′ingly. [Ety. unknown.]

  2. Shout

    showt, n. (prov.) a light flat-bottomed boat used in duck-shooting.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shout

    A light and nearly flat-bottomed boat used in our eastern fens for shooting wild-duck. (See GUNNING-BOAT.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shout' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2860

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shout' in Verbs Frequency: #352

Anagrams for shout »

  1. south

  2. South

  3. thous

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shout in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shout in a Sentence

  1. Bezalel Smotrich:

    It is permissible to protest, to shout and to say harsh words, and not every harsh word is incitement. It is not the harsh words that caused the prime minister’s murder — it was a despicable murderer in Yigal Amir.

  2. Neil Gershenfeld:

    For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.

  3. Dennis Rodman:

    I just know my agent called me and said, ‘ Dennis, Kanye West gave you a good shout out ’ I said, ‘ OK, great, ’ i think Kanye West’s Kanye West. I think that Kanye West respects me as far as understanding my views. And Kanye West, Kanye West’s doing amazing work around the world so I respect Kanye West too.

  4. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    I've got two boys in college now, but when they were in high school, we used to have a rule that they could have friends over, including girls, as long as the door to their room was open, to me, the provisions in this deal are like telling teenage boys not only can you have the door closed, but we gotta shout up the stairs before we walk up the steps, 'Hey, we're coming up to check and see what you're doing, I just want to give you advance notice,'.

  5. Lindiwe Zulu:

    You can shout on top of your voices, you will not change that.

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    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    • A. scalawag
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