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Definitions of cry

  1. To call loudly or vehemently or importunately; to utter a loud voice in weeping; to weep or lament; to proclaim; to bawl; to squall; to yelp. To cry against, to exclaim with a loud voice, by way of reproof, threatening, or censure. To cry out, to exclaim; to vociferate; to clamour. To cry out against, to complain loudly, with a view to censure; to blame. To cry to, to implore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To utter loudly and publicly in giving notice; to affect or cause by weeping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To utter loudly: to proclaim or make public:-pa.t. and pa.p. cried. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To utter loudly; proclaim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To utter loudly; shout out; proclaim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To call aloud; to complain or appeal loudly; exclaim vehemently; shed tears. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To utter a shrill loud sound. esp. one expressive of pain or grief: to lament: to weep: to bawl. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To be in the act of giving birth to a child: sometimes followed by out. Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To call aloud; bawl; weep. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To call loudly; shout. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To utter lamentations; weep. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To proclaim loudly and publicly in giving notice. To cry down, to decry; to depreciate. To cry up, to praise; to applaud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To utter a loud voice; to speak or call loudly; to utter a voice in weeping or sorrow; to lament; to squall as a child; to proclaim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Crying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. a fit of weeping; "had a good cry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. Importunate supplication. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. Common report; fame. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. A pack of hounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. Any loud sound: particular sound uttered by an animal: bawling: lamentation: weeping: prayer: clamor:-pl. CRIES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. CRIER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. A loud sound; shrill call. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. A loud call; shout; yell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The act of weeping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Advertisement by outcry; proclamation; public demand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Cried. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for cry

  1. This letter, Stubbins, is their last cry for help." – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  2. She was just going up to the door when she heard her husband's cry – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
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