from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To sob or shed tears because of grief, sorrow, or pain; weep.
- intransitive v. To call loudly; shout.
- intransitive v. To utter a characteristic sound or call. Used of an animal.
- intransitive v. To demand or require immediate action or remedy: grievances crying out for redress.
- transitive v. To utter loudly; call out.
- transitive v. To proclaim or announce in public: crying one's wares in the marketplace.
- transitive v. To bring into a particular condition by weeping: cry oneself to sleep.
- transitive v. Archaic To beg for; implore: cry forgiveness.
- n. A loud utterance of an emotion, such as fear, anger, or despair.
- n. A loud exclamation; a shout or call.
- n. A fit of weeping: had a good long cry.
- n. An urgent entreaty or appeal.
- n. A public or general demand or complaint.
- n. A common view or general report.
- n. An advertising of wares by calling out: venders' cries at the fish market.
- n. A rallying call or signal: a cry to arms.
- n. A slogan, especially a political one.
- n. The characteristic call or utterance of an animal.
- n. The baying of hounds during the chase.
- n. A pack of hounds.
- n. Obsolete Clamor; outcry.
- n. Obsolete A public announcement; a proclamation.
- cry down To belittle or disparage.
- cry off To break or withdraw from a promise, agreement, or undertaking.
- cry up To praise highly; extol.
- idiom cry havoc To sound an alarm; warn.
- idiom eyes To weep inconsolably for a long time.
- idiom cry on (someone's) shoulder To tell one's problems to someone else in an attempt to gain sympathy or consolation.
- idiom cry over spilled milk To regret in vain what cannot be undone or rectified.
- idiom cry wolf To raise a false alarm.
- idiom for crying out loud Used to express annoyance or astonishment: Let's get going, for crying out loud!
- idiom in full cry In hot pursuit, as hounds hunting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To shed tears; to weep.
- v. To shout, scream, yell.
- n. A shedding of tears; the act of crying.
- n. A shout or scream.
- n. Words shouted or screamed.
- n. A group of hounds.
- n. A typical sound made by the species in question.
- n. A desperate or urgent request.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals.
- n. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
- n. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
- n. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
- n. Importunate supplication.
- n. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
- n. Common report; fame.
- n. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect.
- n. A pack of hounds.
- n. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
- n. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
- intransitive v. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
- intransitive v. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
- intransitive v. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
- transitive v. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
- transitive v. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To speak earnestly or with a loud voice; call loudly; exclaim or proclaim with vehemence, as in an earnest appeal or prayer, in giving public notice, or to attract attention: with to or unto, formerly sometimes on or upon, before the person addressed.
- Specifically, to call for or require redress or remedy; appeal; make a demand.
- To utter a loud, sharp, or vehement inarticulate sound, as a dog or other animal.
- To call out or exclaim inarticulately; make an inarticulate outcry, as a person under excitement of any kind; especially, to utter a loud sound of lamentation or suffering, such as is usually accompanied by tears.
- Hence To weep; shed tears, whether with or without sound.
- To bid at an auction.
- To revert to an ancestral type. See extract.
- To complain loudly; utter lamentations; expostulate: often with against.
- To be in childbirth.
- To utter loudly; sound or noise abroad; proclaim; declare loudly or publicly.
- To give notice regarding; advertise by crying; hawk: as, to cry a lost child; to cry goods.
- To publish the banns of; advertise; the marriage of.
- To call.
- To demand; call for.
- To overbear; put down.
- To raise the price of by proclamation: as, to cry up certain coins.
- n. Any loud or passionate utterance; clamor; outcry; a vehement expression of feeling or desire, articulate or inarticulate: as, a cry of joy, triumph, surprise, pain, supplication, etc.
- n. A loud inarticulate sound uttered by man or beast, as in pain or anger, or to attract attention.
- n. Loud lamentation or wailing; hence, the act of weeping; a fit of weeping.
- n. Public notice or advertisement by outcry, as hawkers give of their wares; proclamation, as by a town crier.
- n. Public or general accusation; evil report or fame.
- n. A pack of dogs.
- n. Hence In contempt, a pack or company of persons.
- n. A word or phrase used in battle, as a shout to encourage or rally soldiers; a battle-cry or war-cry.
- n. A party catchword; an object for the attainment of which insistence and iteration are employed for partizan purposes; some topic, event, etc., which is used, or the importance of which is magnified, in a partizan manner.
- n. The peculiar crackling noise made by metallic tin when bent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
- v. bring into a particular state by crying
- v. utter a sudden loud cry
- n. a fit of weeping
- v. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
- n. a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
- v. demand immediate action
- n. a slogan used to rally support for a cause
- v. utter a characteristic sound
- v. proclaim or announce in public
- v. shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
- n. the characteristic utterance of an animal
He may only cry in the wilderness, but at all events he will _cry_, and he will cry of that highest thing his heart knows.
Often I wer so tired that Father'd hae to call me a dozen times afore I cude wake up, an 'then I'd cry, _cry_, if I wer ten minutes laate to work -- when I had summut to du on land, that was.
It isn't that these old arms ache for them, that this rather tired heart weakens when they cry for God knows what, and modern science says let them _cry_!
I didn't do anything but cry -- _cry_, Harold, just as if I didn't like things.
Just awesome. datz funny but poor smiley * cry cry* still funny and like so much better den anything ive ever done (mostly cuz i dont gotz talent like u im more ov a drawerer) anyhoo awsomeness and yeah ... * smiles*
OMFG my life i horrible i need therapy, * cry, cry, cry* ". .but it would be nice to have someone I can tell these things to. i'm done.
Whether it be that the air of Auchtertool suits me better than that of Aberdour, or that having my kind little cousins within cry is a wholesome diversion, or that it required a continuance of country air to act upon my feebleness, I am not competent to say, nor is it of the slightest earthly consequence what the cause is, so that the effect has been as I tell you.
Here arises what I call the cry of the "cap and ... business wolves."
QUEST: That's what you call a cry of enthusiasm over that.
"Ah, that's what I call cry-baby talk," said the old ruffian; "I always say that if a thing is worth doing at all, it is worth doing thoroughly."