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Definition of Cry


  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.
  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.
  3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
  4. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
  5. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
  6. 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.
  7. to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
  8. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
  9. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
  10. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
  11. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
  12. Importunate supplication.
  13. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
  14. Common report; fame.
  15. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
  16. A pack of hounds.
  17. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
  18. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.

Cry Quotations

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. Its not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?

You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, 'You know what? I'm giving up, I don't care.' And then you go to bed and you wake up and it's a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.
Nicole Scherzinger

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Cry Translations

cry in Dutch is schreeuw, roep, kreet
cry in French is cri, jacasser, gri, pleurer
cry in German is schreien, Schrei, Schrei, rufen, weinen, Ruf
cry in Italian is grido, gridare
cry in Latin is fleo, clamor, quiritatio
cry in Portuguese is grito, chorar
cry in Spanish is llorar, lamento, grito, clamar
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