Hal*loo" (?), n. [Perh. fr. ah + lo; cf. AS. eala, G. halloh, F. haler to set (a dog) on. Cf. Hollo, interj.]

A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout.

List! List! I hear Some far off halloo break the silent air. Milton.

 

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Hal*loo", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hallooed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Halloing.]

To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo.

Country folks hallooed and hooted after me. Sir P. Sidney.

 

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Hal*loo", v. t.

1.

To encourage with shouts.

Old John hallooes his hounds again. Prior.

2.

To chase with shouts or outcries.

If I fly . . . Halloo me like a hare. Shak.

3.

To call or shout to; to hail.

Shak.

 

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Hal*loo", interj. [OE. halow. See Halloo, n.]

An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one.

 

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