hallo

hallo

[huh-loh]
interjection
1.
(used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.)
noun, plural hallos.
2.
the cry “hallo!”
3.
a shout of exultation.
verb (used without object), halloed, halloing.
4.
to call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after hunting dogs.
verb (used with object), halloed, halloing.
5.
to incite or chase (something) with shouts and cries of “hallo!”
6.
to cry “hallo” to (someone).
7.
to shout (something).


Origin:
1560–70; variant of hollo, itself variant of earlier holla < Middle French hola, equivalent to ho ahoy + la there

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hallo (həˈləʊ)
 
sentence substitute, —n
1.  a variant spelling of hello
 
sentence substitute, —n, —vb
2.  a variant spelling of halloo

halloo, hallo or halloa (həˈluː, həˈləʊ)
 
sentence substitute
1.  a shout to attract attention, esp to call hounds at a hunt
 
n , -loos, -los, -loas
2.  a shout of "halloo"
 
vb , -loos, -los, -loas, -loos, -looing, -looed, -los, -loing, -loed, -loas, -loaing, -loaed
3.  to shout (something) to (someone)
4.  (tr) to urge on or incite (dogs) with shouts
 
[C16: perhaps variant of hallow to encourage hounds by shouting]
 
hallo, hallo or halloa
 
sentence substitute
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: perhaps variant of hallow to encourage hounds by shouting]
 
halloa, hallo or halloa
 
sentence substitute
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: perhaps variant of hallow to encourage hounds by shouting]

hello, hallo or hullo (hɛˈləʊ, hə-, ˈhɛləʊ, hɛˈləʊ, hə-, ˈhɛləʊ, hɛˈləʊ, hə-, ˈhɛləʊ)
 
sentence substitute
1.  an expression of greeting used on meeting a person or at the start of a telephone call
2.  a call used to attract attention
3.  an expression of surprise
4.  an expression used to indicate that the speaker thinks his or her listener is naive or slow to realize something: Hello? Have you been on Mars for the past two weeks or something?
 
n , -los
5.  the act of saying or calling "hello"
 
[C19: see hallo]
 
hallo, hallo or hullo
 
sentence substitute
 
n
 
[C19: see hallo]
 
hullo, hallo or hullo
 
sentence substitute
 
n
 
[C19: see hallo]

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