Definition of Cry

1. Verb. Utter a sudden loud cry. "Sam and Sue cry"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

2. Noun. A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition. "The speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

3. Verb. Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain. "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
Exact synonyms: Weep
Specialized synonyms: Mewl, Pule, Wail, Whimper, Bawl, Tear, Sob, Blub, Blubber, Sniffle, Snivel, Snuffle
Generic synonyms: Express Emotion, Express Feelings
Derivative terms: Crier, Crying, Weeper, Weeper, Weeping
Antonyms: Laugh

4. Noun. A loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate). "A yell of pain"
Exact synonyms: Yell
Generic synonyms: Utterance, Vocalization
Specialized synonyms: Complaint
Derivative terms: Yell

5. Verb. Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy. "They cry that there was a traffic accident "; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
Exact synonyms: Call Out, Cry Out, Exclaim, Outcry, Shout
Specialized synonyms: Gee, Aah, Ooh
Related verbs: Call, Holler, Hollo, Scream, Shout, Shout Out, Squall, Yell, Call Out
Generic synonyms: Express, Give Tongue To, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Exclaiming, Exclamation, Exclamatory, Shout

6. Noun. A slogan used to rally support for a cause. "Our watchword will be `democracy'"
Exact synonyms: Battle Cry, Rallying Cry, War Cry, Watchword
Generic synonyms: Catchword, Motto, Shibboleth, Slogan

7. Verb. Proclaim or announce in public. "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
Exact synonyms: Blazon Out
Generic synonyms: Announce, Denote
Derivative terms: Crier, Crier

8. Noun. A fit of weeping. "Had a good cry"
Generic synonyms: Blowup, Ebullition, Effusion, Gush, Outburst

9. Verb. Demand immediate action. "This situation is crying for attention"
Generic synonyms: Need, Require, Want

10. Noun. The characteristic utterance of an animal. "Animal cries filled the night"

11. Verb. Utter a characteristic sound. "The meadows cry with animals "; "The cat was crying"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

12. Verb. Bring into a particular state by crying. "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
Related verbs: Weep
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Crying

Definition of Cry

1. 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 implore.

2. v. t. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.

3. n. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.

Definition of Cry

1. Verb. (intransitive) To shed tears; to weep. ¹

2. Verb. (ambitransitive) To shout, scream, yell. ¹

3. Noun. A shedding of tears; the act of crying. ¹

4. Noun. A shout or scream. ¹

5. Noun. Words shouted or screamed. ¹

6. Noun. (context: collectively) A group of hounds. ¹

7. Noun. (ambitransitive of an animal) A typical sound made by the species in question. ¹

8. Noun. A desperate or urgent request. ¹

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Definition of Cry

1. to weep [v CRIED, CRYING, CRIES] : CRYINGLY [adv] - See also: weep

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cry

crux gammata
crux of heart
crux of the matter
crux simplex
cry (current term)
cry-baby tree
cry all the way to the bank
cry babies
cry baby
cry blue murder
cry down
cry for
cry for help
cry havoc
cry in one's beer
cry into one's beer
cry like a baby

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