- (used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.)
noun, plural hal·los.
- the cry “hallo!”
- a shout of exultation.
verb (used without object), hal·loed, hal·lo·ing.
- to call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after hunting dogs.
verb (used with object), hal·loed, hal·lo·ing.
- to incite or chase (something) with shouts and cries of “hallo!”
- to cry “hallo” to (someone).
- to shout (something).
sentence substitute, noun
- a variant spelling of hello
sentence substitute, noun, verb
- a variant spelling of halloo
shout to call attention, 1781, earlier hollo, holla (see hello). Halow as a shipman’s cry to incite effort is from mid-15c.; Halloo as a verb, “to pursue with shouts, to shout in the chase,” from late 14c. Cf. also harou, cry of distress, late 13c., from French.