[hol-er] /ˈhɒl ər/
verb (used without object)
to cry aloud; shout; yell:
Quit hollering into the phone.
verb (used with object)
to shout or yell (something):
He hollered insults back into the saloon.
a loud cry used to express pain or surprise, to attract attention, to call for help, etc.
to shout or yell (something)
a shout; call
1690s, American English, variant of hollo (1540s) “to shout,” especially “to call to the hounds in hunting,” related to hello. Cf. colloquial yeller for yellow, etc. As a style of singing (originally Southern U.S.), first recorded 1936. Related: Hollered; hollering. As a noun, from 1896, earlier hollar (1825).
(also holler-song) A Southern black folk song with spoken or shouted words, a precursor of the blues song: You find hollers in many of Leadbelly’s recordings and songs (1930s+)
Hollerith (hŏl’ə-rĭth’) American inventor who in 1880 created a system of recording and retrieving information on punched cards, an important step in the development of modern computer science. In 1896 he founded his own company, and later merged with two others to form the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in 1924.
- Hollerithabetical order
algorithm Sorted into the order a standard Hollerith card sorting machine produces, with special characters interleaved within the alphabet. (1997-02-11)
[hol-uh-rith] /ˈhɒl ə rɪθ/ noun, Computers. 1. a system for coding data into punched cards, in which each horizontal row is assigned a different value, and letters, numbers, or special characters are encoded as combinations of these values in a vertical column.
[hohld] /hoʊld/ verb (used with object), held; held or (Archaic) holden; holding. 1. to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child’s hand in his. 2. to set aside; reserve or retain: to hold merchandise until called for; to hold a reservation. […]