• (v. i.) To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently
or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to
• (v. i.) To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain,
grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as
• (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
• (v. t.) To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to
• (v. t.) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying
or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
• (v. t.) 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.
• (v. t.) to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
• (v. i.) A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound
produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of
• (v. i.) Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
• (v. i.) Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with
tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
• (v. i.) Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular
acclamation or favor.
• (v. i.) Importunate supplication.
• (v. i.) Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers
of their wares.
• (v. i.) Common report; fame.
• (v. i.) A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and
repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
• (v. i.) A pack of hounds.
• (v. i.) A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
• (v. i.) The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back