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HOOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoot mean? 

HOOT (noun)
  The noun HOOT has 3 senses:

1. a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
3. something of little value

  Familiarity information: HOOT used as a noun is uncommon.


HOOT (verb)
  The verb HOOT has 2 senses:

1. to utter a loud clamorous shout
2. utter the characteristic sound of owls

  Familiarity information: HOOT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOOT (noun)


Sense 1hoot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A loud raucous cry (as of an owl)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("hoot" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


Sense 2hoot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

razzing; razz; Bronx cheer; boo; hiss; hoot; snort; raspberry; bird

Hypernyms ("hoot" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


Sense 3hoot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something of little value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

damn; tinker's damn; tinker's dam; shucks; red cent; darn; hoot; shit

Context examples:

his promise is not worth a damn / not worth one red cent / not worth shucks

Hypernyms ("hoot" is a kind of...):

ineptitude; worthlessness (having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful)


HOOT (verb)


Sense 1hoot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To utter a loud clamorous shout

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance

Hypernyms (to "hoot" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hoot"):

pant-hoot (communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates)

grunt-hoot (communicate by hooting and grunting, as of primates)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals hoot in the meadows
The meadows hoot with animals


Sense 2hoot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter the characteristic sound of owls

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "hoot" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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