shout / shout/ • v. 1. [intr.] (of a person) utter a loud call or cry, typically as an expression of a strong emotion: she shouted for joy. ∎ say something very loudly; call out: [tr.] he leaned out of his window and shouted abuse at them I shouted out a warning | [with direct speech] “Come back!” she shouted. ∎ (shout at) speak loudly and angrily to; insult or scold loudly: he apologized because he had shouted at her in front of them all. ∎ [tr.] (shout someone down) prevent someone from speaking or being heard by shouting: he was shouted down as he tried to explain the decision. ∎ [tr.] fig. indicate or express (a particular quality or characteristic) unequivocally or powerfully: from crocodile handbag to gold-trimmed shoes she shouted money.2. Austral./NZ, inf. treat (someone) to (something, esp. a drink): I'll shout you a beer. ∎ [intr.] buy a round of drinks: anyone shooting a hole in one must shout for all players present on the course.• n. a loud cry expressing a strong emotion or calling attention: his words were interrupted by warning shouts.PHRASES: give someone a shout inf. call for someone's attention. ∎ call on or get in touch with someone.shout something from the rooftops talk about something openly and jubilantly, esp. something that is personal or has previously been kept secret.DERIVATIVES: shout·er n.shout·y adj. ( inf. ).