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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoot  \Hoot\  (h[=oo]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hooted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Hooting}.]  [OE.  hoten,  houten,  huten;  cf  OSw.  huta, 
  Sw  huta  ut  to  take  one  up  sharply,  fr  Sw  hut  interj., 
  begone!  cf  also  W.  hwt  off!  off  with  it!  away!  hoot!] 
  1.  To  cry  out  or  shout  in  contempt. 
 
  Matrons  and  girls  shall  hoot  at  thee  no  more 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  make  the  peculiar  cry  of  an  owl. 
 
  The  clamorous  owl  that  nightly  hoots.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoot  \Hoot\,  v.  t. 
  To  assail  with  contemptuous  cries  or  shouts;  to  follow  with 
  derisive  shouts. 
 
  Partridge  and  his  clan  may  hoot  me  for  a  cheat. 
  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoot  \Hoot\,  n. 
  1.  A  derisive  cry  or  shout.  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  The  cry  of  an  owl. 
 
  {Hoot  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  barred  owl  ({Syrnium  nebulosum}). 
  See  {Barred  owl}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoot 
  n  1:  a  loud  raucous  cry  as  of  an  awl 
  2:  a  cry  or  noise  made  to  express  displeasure  or  contempt  [syn: 
  {boo},  {Bronx  cheer},  {hiss},  {raspberry},  {razzing},  {snort}, 
  {bird}] 
  3:  something  of  little  value;  "it  is  not  worth  a  damn";  "not 
  worth  shucks"  [syn:  {damn},  {darn},  {shit},  {shucks},  {tinker's 
  damn},  {tinker's  dam}] 
  v  :  to  utter  a  loud  clamourous  shout:  "the  toughs  and  blades  of 
  the  city  hoot  and  bang  their  drums,  drink  arak,  play 
  dice,  and  dance." 




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