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cry


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cry  \Cry\  (kr[imac]),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cried}  (kr[imac]d); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crying}.]  [F.  crier,  cf  L.  quiritare  to 
  raise  a  plaintive  cry,  scream,  shriek,  perh.  fr  queri  to 
  complain;  cf  Skr.  cvas  to  pant,  hiss,  sigh.  Cf  {Quarrel}  a 
  brawl,  {Querulous}.] 
  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. 
 
  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}  or  {upon},  to  call  upon  the  name  of  to  beseech. 
  ``No  longer  on  Saint  Denis  will  we  cry.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  out}. 
  a  To  exclaim;  to  vociferate;  to  scream;  to  clamor. 
  b  To  complain  loudly;  to  lament. 
 
  {To  cry  out  against},  to  complain  loudly  of  to  censure;  to 
  blame. 
 
  {To  cry  out  on}  or  {upon},  to  denounce;  to  censure.  ``Cries 
  out  upon  abuses.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  to},  to  call  on  in  prayer;  to  implore. 
 
  {To  cry  you  mercy},  to  beg  your  pardon.  ``I  cry  you  mercy, 
  madam;  was  it  you?''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cry  \Cry\  (kr?),  n.;  pl  {Cries}  (kr?z).  [F.  cri,  fr  crier  to 
  cry.  See  {Cry},  v.  i.  ] 
  1.  A  loud  utterance;  especially,  the  inarticulate  sound 
  produced  by  one  of  the  lower  animals;  as  the  cry  of 
  hounds;  the  cry  of  wolves.  --Milton. 
 
  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.  --Swift. 
 
  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.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cry  \Cry\,  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.  Hence  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. 
 
  {To  cry  out},  to  proclaim;  to  shout.  ``Your  gesture  cries  it 
  out.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  quits},  to  propose,  or  declare,  the  abandonment  of  a 
  contest. 
 
  {To  cry  up},  to  enhance  the  value  or  reputation  of  by  public 
  and  noisy  praise;  to  extol;  to  laud  publicly  or  urgently. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cry 
  n  1:  a  loud  utterance;  often  in  protest  or  opposition;  "the 
  speaker  was  interrupted  by  loud  cries  from  the  rear  of 
  the  audience"  [syn:  {outcry},  {call},  {yell},  {shout},  {vociferation}] 
  2:  a  loud  utterance  of  emotion  (especially  when  inarticulate); 
  "a  cry  of  rage";  "a  yell  of  pain"  [syn:  {yell}] 
  3:  a  slogan  used  to  rally  support  for  a  cause  "a  cry  to  arms" 
  [syn:  {war  cry},  {rallying  cry},  {battle  cry}] 
  4:  a  fit  of  weeping;  "had  a  good  cry" 
  5:  the  characteristic  utterance  of  an  animal;  "animal  cries 
  filled  the  night" 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {shout},  {shout 
  out},  {call},  {yell},  {scream},  {holler},  {hollo},  {squall}] 
  2:  shed  tears  because  of  sadness  or  pain;  "She  cried  bitterly 
  when  she  heard  the  news  of  his  death"  [syn:  {weep}]  [ant: 
  {laugh}] 
  3:  utter  aloud;  often  with  surprise,  horror,  or  joy;  "I  won!" 
  he  exlaimed  [syn:  {exclaim},  {cry  out},  {outcry},  {call 
  out},  {shout}] 
  4:  proclaim  or  announce  in  public;  "before  we  had  newspapers,  a 
  town  cryer  would  cry  the  news";  "He  cried  his  merchandise 
  in  the  market  square"  [syn:  {blazon  out}] 
  5:  demand  immediate  action  "This  situation  is  crying  for 
  attention" 
  6:  utter  a  characteristic  sound;  "The  cat  was  crying" 
  7:  bring  into  a  particular  state  by  crying;  "The  little  boy 
  cried  himself  to  sleep" 




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