Definition of Crier

1. Noun. A person who weeps.

Exact synonyms: Weeper
Generic synonyms: Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person
Specialized synonyms: Bawler, Blubberer
Derivative terms: Cry, Weep

2. Noun. (formerly) an official who made public announcements.
Exact synonyms: Town Crier
Generic synonyms: Announcer
Derivative terms: Cry

3. Noun. A peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells.
Generic synonyms: Hawker, Packman, Peddler, Pedlar, Pitchman, Bawler, Bellower, Roarer, Screamer, Screecher, Shouter, Yeller
Derivative terms: Cry

Definition of Crier

1. n. One who cries; one who makes proclamation.

Definition of Crier

1. Noun. One who cries. ¹

2. Noun. An officer who proclaims the orders or directions of a court, or who gives public notice by loud proclamation, such as a town crier. ¹

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Definition of Crier

1. one that cries [n -S] - See also: cries

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crier

cricotracheal ligament
cricotracheal membrane
cricovocal membrane
cried blue murder
cried off
cried out
cried out against
cried out for
cried wolf
crier (current term)
cries blue murder
cries for help
cries off
cries out
cries out against
cries out for
cries uncle
cries wolf

Literary usage of Crier

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"crier. O Ves, O Yes. All manner of per- ions that have any thing more to do at this ... crier. O Yes, O Yes. You good men of the county of Middlesex, ..."

2. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution by Virginia (1849)
"Tipstaff and crier. IR.C.Ê. 191,2, §18. The supreme court of appeals, and each special court ... ch. of appeals, may appoint a tipstaff and a crier. ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"... or anew crier ... discovered by lantern and candle-light, and the help uf a new crier, cull«! ..."

4. Poems of the English Race by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1921)
"(1619) THE crier MICHAEL DRAYTON Good folk, for gold or hire, But help me to a crier; After two eyes that passed this way. For my poor heart is run astray ..."

5. The Back Blocks of China: A Narrative of Experiences Among the Chinese by Robert Logan Jack (1904)
"Besides the usual escort, he took the thoughtful precaution of sending ahead of us, as far as Teng- Yueh, a ' crier' with a gong to proclaim in every town ..."

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