Definitions for cry

Definitions for (noun) cry

Main entry: cry

Definition: a fit of weeping

Usage: had a good cry

Main entry: shout, vociferation, yell, cry, call, outcry

Definition: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

Usage: the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Main entry: cry, yell

Definition: a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

Usage: a cry of rage; a yell of pain

Main entry: rallying cry, battle cry, war cry, watchword, cry

Definition: a slogan used to rally support for a cause

Usage: a cry to arms; our watchword will be `democracy'

Main entry: cry

Definition: the characteristic utterance of an animal

Usage: animal cries filled the night

Definitions for (verb) cry

Main entry: cry, weep

Definition: shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

Usage: She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death; The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

Main entry: cry

Definition: bring into a particular state by crying

Usage: The little boy cried himself to sleep

Main entry: shout, call out, outcry, cry, cry out, exclaim

Definition: utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

Usage: `I won!' he exclaimed; `Help!' she cried; `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

Main entry: yell, holler, hollo, call, scream, shout, shout out, squall, cry

Definition: utter a sudden loud cry

Usage: she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle; I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Main entry: cry, blazon out

Definition: proclaim or announce in public

Usage: before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news; He cried his merchandise in the market square

Main entry: cry

Definition: utter a characteristic sound

Usage: The cat was crying

Main entry: cry

Definition: demand immediate action

Usage: This situation is crying for attention

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