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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Howl  \Howl\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Howled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Howling}.]  [OE.  houlen,  hulen;  akin  to  D.  huilen,  MHG. 
  hiulen,  hiuweln  OHG.  hiuwil[=o]n  to  exult,  h?wo  owl,  Dan. 
  hyle  to  howl.] 
  1.  To  utter  a  loud,  protraced,  mournful  sound  or  cry,  as  dogs 
  and  wolves  often  do 
 
  And  dogs  in  corners  set  them  down  to  howl. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  Methought  a  legion  of  foul  fiends  Environ'd  me 
  about  and  howled  in  my  ears.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  utter  a  sound  expressive  of  distress;  to  cry  aloud  and 
  mournfully;  to  lament;  to  wail. 
 
  Howl  ye  for  the  day  of  the  Lord  is  at  hand.  --Is. 
  xiii.  6. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  noise  resembling  the  cry  of  a  wild  beast. 
 
  Wild  howled  the  wind.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  {Howling  monkey}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Howler},  2. 
 
  {Howling  wilderness},  a  wild,  desolate  place  inhabited  only 
  by  wild  beasts.  --Deut.  xxxii  10. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Howl  \Howl\,  v.  t. 
  To  utter  with  outcry.  ``Go  .  .  .  howl  it  out  in  deserts.'' 
  --Philips. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Howl  \Howl\,  n. 
  1.  The  protracted,  mournful  cry  of  a  dog  or  a  wolf,  or  other 
  like  sound. 
 
  2.  A  prolonged  cry  of  distress  or  anguish;  a  wail. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  howl 
  n  1:  a  long  loud  emotional  utterance;  "he  gave  a  howl  of  pain"; 
  "howls  of  laughter";  "their  howling  had  no  effect"  [syn: 
  {howling},  {ululation}] 
  2:  the  long  plaintive  cry  of  a  hound  or  a  wolf 
  3:  a  loud  sustained  noise  resembling  the  cry  of  a  hound;  "the 
  howl  of  the  wind  made  him  restless" 
  v  1:  emit  long  loud  cries;  "wail  in  self-pity",  "howl  with 
  sorrow"  [syn:  {ululate},  {wail},  {roar},  {yawl}] 
  2:  cry  loudly,  as  of  animals;  "The  coyotes  were  howling  in  the 
  desert"  [syn:  {wrawl},  {yammer},  {yowl}] 
  3:  make  a  loud  noise,  as  of  wind,  water,  or  vehicles;  "The  wind 
  was  howling  in  the  trees";  "The  water  roared  down  the 
  chute"  [syn:  {roar}] 
  4:  laugh  unrestrainedly  and  heartily  [syn:  {roar}] 




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