Howling monkey. (Zoöl.) See Howler, 2.Howling wilderness, a wild, desolate place inhabited only by wild beasts. Deut. xxxii. 10.

(Howl), v. t. To utter with outcry. "Go . . . howl it out in deserts." Philips.

(Howl), n.

1. The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.

2. A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.

(Howl"er) n.

1. One who howls.

2. (Zoöl.) Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes. Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits, and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which they indulge at night.

(Howl"et) n. [Equiv. to owlet, influenced by howl: cf. F. hulotte, OHG. hwela, hiuwela.] (Zoöl.) An owl; an owlet. [Written also houlet.] R. Browning.

(Howp) v. i. To cry out; to whoop. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(How"so) adv. Howsoever. [Obs.]

(How`so*ev"er) adj. & conj. [How + so + ever.]

1. In what manner soever; to whatever degree or extent; however.

I am glad he's come, howsoever he comes.

Howitz to Huisher

(How"itz) n. A howitzer. [Obs.]

(How"itz*er) n. [G. haubitze, formerly hauffnitz, Bohem. haufnice, orig., a sling.] (Mil.) (a) A gun so short that the projectile, which was hollow, could be put in its place by hand; a kind of mortar. [Obs.] (b) A short, light, largebore cannon, usually having a chamber of smaller diameter than the rest of the bore, and intended to throw large projectiles with comparatively small charges.

(How"ker) n. (Naut.) Same as Hooker.

(Howl) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Howled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Howling.] [OE. houlen, hulen; akin to D. huilen, MHG. hiulen, hiuweln, OHG. hiuwilon to exult, hwo owl, Dan. hyle to howl.]

1. To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.

And dogs in corners set them down to howl.

Methought a legion of foul fiends
Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears.

2. To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.

Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand.
Is. xiii. 6.

3. To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.

Wild howled the wind.
Sir W. Scott.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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