horning definition

  • noun:
    • Upstate ny, Northern Pennsylvania, & Western New The united kingdomt See shivaree. See Regional Note at shivaree.
    • the game of blowing the horn of a train
    • the look of the Moon whenever increasing, or in the form of a crescent.
    • Appearance of this moon when increasing, or perhaps in the form of a crescent.
    • the look of the crescent moon.
    • A mock serenade with tin horns along with other discordant devices, performed either in entertaining congratulation, as of a newly married couple, or as a manifestation of public disapproval, at the time of some obnoxious individual.
    • Public proclamation by the blowing of a horn; specifically, same as letters of horning.
    • See horn, n., 4 .
  • verb:
    • Present participle of horn.

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