cry


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
            voice.                                -- Matt.
                                                  xxvii. 46.
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            Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
            thee.                                 -- Ps. xxviii.
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            The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
            Prepare ye the way of the Lord.       --Is. xl. 3.
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            Some cried after him to return.       --Bunyan.
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   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.
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            Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.     --Is. lxv. 14.
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            I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's
            apparel and to cry like a woman.      --Shak.
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   3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
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            The young ravens which cry.           --Ps. cxlvii.
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            In a cowslip's bell I lie
            There I couch when owls do cry.       --Shak.
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   To cry on or To cry 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 To cry out 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
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            Again that cry was found to have been as
            unreasonable as ever.                 --Macaulay.
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   3. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with
      tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
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            There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.
                                                  --Ex. xi. 6.
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            An infant crying in the night,
            An infant crying for the light;
            And with no language but a cry.       --Tennyson.
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   4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular
      acclamation or favor. --Swift.
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            The cry went once on thee.            --Shak.
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   5. Importunate supplication.
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            O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls. --Shak.
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   6. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by
      hawkers of their wares.
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            The street cries of London.           --Mayhew.
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   7. Common report; fame.
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            The cry goes that you shall marry her. --Shak.
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   8. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and
      repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
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            All now depends upon a good cry.      --Beaconsfield.
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   9. A pack of hounds. --Milton.
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            A cry more tunable
            Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn. --Shak.
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   10. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
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             Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry
             of players?                          --Shak.
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   11. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent
       back and forth.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cry \Cry\, v. t.
   1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad;
      to declare publicly.
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            All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
                                                  --Shak.
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            The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal
            life!                                 --Bunyan.
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   2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by
      crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
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   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.
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            Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw.
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   4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
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            I should not be surprised if they were cried in
            church next Sabbath.                  --Judd.
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   To cry aim. See under Aim.

   To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to
      condemn.
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            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.
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