Cry Cry (kr[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cried} (kr[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crying}.] [F. crier, cf. L. quiritare to raise a plaintive cry, scream, shriek, perh. fr. queri to complain; cf. Skr. cvas to pant, hiss, sigh. Cf. {Quarrel} a brawl, {Querulous}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice. -- Matt. xxvii. 46. [1913 Webster]

Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee. -- Ps. xxviii. 2. [1913 Webster]

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord. --Is. xl. 3. [1913 Webster]

Some cried after him to return. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart. --Is. lxv. 14. [1913 Webster]

I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals. [1913 Webster]

The young ravens which cry. --Ps. cxlvii. 9. [1913 Webster]

In a cowslip's bell I lie There I couch when owls do cry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To cry on} or {To cry upon}, to call upon the name of; to beseech. ``No longer on Saint Denis will we cry.'' --Shak.

{To cry out}. (a) To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor. (b) To complain loudly; to lament.

{To cry out against}, to complain loudly of; to censure; to blame.

{To cry out on} or {To cry out upon}, to denounce; to censure. ``Cries out upon abuses.'' --Shak.

{To cry to}, to call on in prayer; to implore.

{To cry you mercy}, to beg your pardon. ``I cry you mercy, madam; was it you?'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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