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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shout \Shout\ (shout), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shouting}.] [OE. shouten, of unknown origin; perhaps akin to shoot; cf. Icel. sk[=u]ta, sk[=u]ti, a taunt.]

1. To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.

Shouting of the men and women eke. --Chaucer.

They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for? --Shak.

2. To entertain with refreshments or the like gratuitously; to treat. [Slang, Australia & U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To shout at}, to utter shouts at; to deride or revile with shouts.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

shouting

noun

1: encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's all over but the shouting" [syn: {cheering}, {shouting}]

2: uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement [syn: {yelling}, {shouting}]


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