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Webster 1913 Edition


Bawl

Bawl

(ba̤l)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bawled
(ba̤ld);
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bawling
.]
[Icel.
baula
to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to Sw.
böla
; cf. AS
bellan
, G.
bellen
to bark, E.
bellow
,
bull
.]
1.
To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
2.
To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation.

Bawl

,
Verb.
T.
To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.
Swift.

Bawl

,
Noun.
A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bawl

BAWL

,
Verb.
I.
[L. balo, to bleat; Heb. the blast of a trumpet;to weep, to wail. These all coincide in elements with L. pello, appello, Eng. peal, and the primary sense is the same.]
1.
To cry out with a loud full sound; to hoot; to cry with vehemence, as in calling, or in pain or exultation.
2.
To cry loud, as a child from pain or vexation.

BAWL

,
Verb.
T.
To proclaim by outcry, as a common crier.

Definition 2022


bawl

bawl

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Verb

bawl (third-person singular simple present bawls, present participle bawling, simple past and past participle bawled)

  1. (transitive) To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner.
  2. (intransitive) To wail; to give out a blaring cry.

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