Search Result for "hue and cry":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. loud and persistent outcry from many people;
- Example: "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
[syn: clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hue \Hue\, n. [OE. hue, huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu an exclamation.] A shouting or vociferation. [1913 Webster] Hue and cry (Law), a loud outcry with which felons were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged to take up, joining in the pursuit till the malefactor was taken; in later usage, a written proclamation issued on the escape of a felon from prison, requiring all persons to aid in retaking him. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hue and cry n 1: loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd" [syn: clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "hue and cry": Bedlam let loose, Klaxon, Mayday, PR, SOS, air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, ballyhoo, beacon, bedlam, blast, blinking light, blurb, bobbery, brawl, bright light, brouhaha, burglar alarm, buzzer, celebrity, charivari, chase, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, common knowledge, commotion, crostarie, cry, currency, daylight, din, discord, dogging, donnybrook, drunken brawl, dustup, eclat, exposure, fame, famousness, fiery cross, fire alarm, fire bell, fire flag, five-minute gun, flap, flashing light, fog bell, fog signal, foghorn, follow, follow-up, following, fracas, free-for-all, gaff, gale warning, glare, hell broke loose, hoopla, hooter, horn, howl, hubbub, hullabaloo, hunting, hurricane warning, jangle, lighthouse, limelight, loud noise, maximum dissemination, noise, noise and shouting, note of alarm, notoriety, occulting light, outcry, pandemonium, plug, police whistle, press notice, prosecution, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publicity, publicity story, publicness, puff, pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, quest, racket, rattle, reclame, report, rhubarb, roar, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, searching, seeking, shadowing, shindy, shivaree, signal of distress, siren, small-craft warning, spotlight, stalking, still alarm, storm cone, storm flag, storm warning, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, tocsin, tracking, tracking down, trailing, tumult, two-minute gun, uproar, upside-down flag, vociferation, whistle, write-up
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

HUE AND CRY, Eng. law. A mode of pursuing felons, or such as have dangerously wounded any person, or assaulted any one with intent to rob him, by the constable, for the purpose of arresting the offender. 2 Hale, P. C. 100.