Word:

Cry

Pronunciation: kr?
v. i.1.To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
[imp. & p. p. Cried (krīd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crying.]
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice.
- Matt. xxvii. 46.
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
- Shak.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee.
- Ps. xxviii. 2.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
- Is. xl. 3.
Some cried after him to return.
- Bunyan.
2.To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.
- Is. lxv. 14.
I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman.
- Shak.
3.To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
The young ravens which cry.
- Ps. cxlvii. 9.
In a cowslip's bell I lie
There I couch when owls do cry.
- Shak.
To cry on
to call upon the name of; to beseech.
To cry out
a - To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor.
- Shak.
b - To complain loudly; to lament.
To cry out against
to complain loudly of; to censure; to blame.
To cry out on
to denounce; to censure.
To cry to
to call on in prayer; to implore.
- Shak.
To cry you mercy
to beg your pardon.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
- Shak.
The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life!
- Bunyan.
2.To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
3.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.
Love is lost, and thus she cries him.
- Crashaw.
4.to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath.
- Judd.
To cry aim
See under Aim.
To cry down
to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn.
Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it.
- Tillotson.
n.1.A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
2.Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever.
- Macaulay.
3.Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.
- Ex. xi. 6.
An infant crying in the night,
An infant crying for the light;
And with no language but a cry.
- Tennyson.
4.Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
The cry went once on thee.
- Shak.
5.Importunate supplication.
O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls.
- Shak.
6.Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
The street cries of London.
- Mayhew.
7.Common report; fame.
The cry goes that you shall marry her.
- Shak.
8.A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
All now depends upon a good cry.
- Beaconsfield.
9.A pack of hounds.
A cry more tunable
Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.
- Shak.
10.A pack or company of persons; - in contempt.
Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players?
- Shak.
11.The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
A far cry
a long distance; - in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
Noun1.cry - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2.cry - a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
Synonyms: yell
3.cry - a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
4.cry - a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
5.cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.cry - 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"
2.cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
Synonyms: weep
Antonyms:
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter
3.cry - 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"
4.cry - proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
Synonyms: blazon out
5.cry - demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
6.cry - utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
7.cry - bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
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