[huh-rah, -raw] /həˈrɑ, -ˈrɔ/
(used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
verb (used without object)
to shout “hurrah.”.
an exclamation of “hurrah.”.
hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration:
We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.
last / final hurrah, a final moment or occasion of glory or achievement:
The new play will be her last hurrah as an actress before she retires.
a cheer of joy, victory, etc
to shout “hurrah”
1680s, alteration of huzza, similar to shouts recorded in German, Danish, Swedish. Perhaps picked up during Thirty Years’ War. Hurra was said to be the battle-cry of Prussian soldiers during the War of Liberation (1812-13). Hooray is its popular form and is almost as old. Also hurray (1780); hurroo (1824); hoorah (1798).
[hoo r-ee] /ˈhʊər i/ noun, plural Hurris (especially collectively) Hurri, adjective 1. .
[hoo r-ee-uh n] /ˈhʊər i ən/ noun 1. a member of an ancient people, sometimes identified with the Horites, who lived in the Middle East during the 2nd and 3rd millenniums b.c. and who established the Mitanni kingdom about 1400 b.c. 2. the extinct language of the Hurrians, written in a syllabic, cuneiform script but […]
[hur-i-keyn, huhr- or, esp. British, -kuh n] /ˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr- or, esp. British, -kən/ noun 1. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec). Compare , . 2. a storm of the most intense severity. 3. anything suggesting a […]
noun 1. a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings. noun 1. a ship’s deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade