1. The voice, now especially when loud or strong.
  2. Speech, language.
  3. Voice; cry; that which is uttered; petition; prayer.
  4. A word, command, bidding or direction given.
  5. A promise, one's word.
  6. An outcry, shout, or loud call; a clamour/clamor, noise; din.
  7. A sound, the sound of a horn; melody, tune; song; sound made by an animal or a bird.
    ... whereby the little birds weening that the spring time had bin come, did chirp and sing in their steven melodiouslyThe Golden Asse

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A time, occasion.
  2. A set time; a date or appointment.


  1. To speak; utter; describe; tell of; name.
  2. To voice an opinion; vote.
  3. To vouch; speak up (for).
  4. To bespeak.
  5. To talk; call out; shout; make a noise.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To call; summon; command; appoint.
  2. To alternate; take turns.

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