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Cry meaning

cry - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. a slogan used to rally support for a cause; " a cry to arms"; " our watchword will be ` democracy'"
  2. 2. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
  3. 3. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
  4. 4. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
  5. 5. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
  6. 6. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
  9. 9. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
  10. 10. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
  11. 11. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
  12. 12. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
  13. 13. Importunate supplication.
  14. 14. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
  15. 15. Common report; fame.
  16. 16. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
  17. 17. A pack of hounds.
  18. 18. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
  19. 19. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
  20. 20. A loud sound; shrill call.
  21. 21. To call aloud; bawl; weep.
  22. 22. To utter loudly; proclaim.

cry - examples of usage

  1. Liza started back with a cry and put her hand up to her face. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. She had nearly reached home, when she heard a voice cry: 'Mornin'! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. She knew that she would cry for him through many a lonely night, as she had cried all last night. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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