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Howling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HOWL'ING, ppr. Uttering the cry of a dog or wolf; uttering a loud cry of distress.
HOWL'ING, a. Filled with howls, or howling beasts; dreary.
Innumerable artifices and stratagems are acted in the howling wilderness and in the great deep,that can never come to our knowledge.
HOWL'ING, n. The act of howling; a loud outcry or mournful sound.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement" [syn: fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, marvellous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous] n
1: a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect" [syn: howl, howling, ululation]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1599 1. producing or marked by a sound resembling a howl <a howling storm> 2. desolate, wild <a howling wilderness> 3. very great ; pronounced <a howling success> howlingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 that howls. 2 sl. extreme (a howling shame). 3 archaic dreary (howling wilderness). Phrases and idioms: howling dervish see DERVISH.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Moby Thesaurus

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