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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cry /ˈkraɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cry v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cried p. pr. & vb. n. Crying.]
 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.
    And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice.   -- Matt. xxvii. 46.
    Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.   --Shak.
    Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee.   -- Ps. xxviii. 2.
    The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord.   --Is. xl. 3.
    Some cried after him to return.   --Bunyan.
 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.
    Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.   --Is. lxv. 14.
    I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman.   --Shak.
 3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
    The young ravens which cry.   --Ps. cxlvii. 9.
 In a cowslip's bell I lie
 There I couch when owls do cry.   --Shak.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cry, v. t.
 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
    All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.   --Shak.
    The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life!   --Bunyan.
 2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
 3. 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.
    Love is lost, and thus she cries him.   --Crashaw.
 4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
    I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath.   --Judd.
 To cry aim. See under Aim.
 To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn.
    Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it.   --Tillotson.
 To cry out, to proclaim; to shout. “Your gesture cries it out.” --Shak.
 To cry quits, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a contest.
 To cry up, to enhance the value or reputation of by public and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cry n.; pl. Cries
 1. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
 2. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
    Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever.   --Macaulay.
 3. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
    There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.   --Ex. xi. 6.
 An infant crying in the night,
 An infant crying for the light;
 And with no language but a cry.   --Tennyson.
 4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
    The cry went once on thee.   --Shak.
 5. Importunate supplication.
    O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls.   --Shak.
 6. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
    The street cries of London.   --Mayhew.
 7. Common report; fame.
    The cry goes that you shall marry her.   --Shak.
 8. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
    All now depends upon a good cry.   --Beaconsfield.
 9. A pack of hounds.
 A cry more tunable
 Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.   --Shak.
 10. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
    Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players?   --Shak.
 11. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
 A far cry, a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the
           speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of
           the audience" [syn: outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation]
      2: a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate);
         "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain" [syn: yell]
      3: a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms";
         "our watchword will be `democracy'" [syn: war cry, rallying
         cry, battle cry, watchword]
      4: a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
      5: the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries
         filled the night"
      v 1: utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the
           doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the
           window but she couldn't hear me" [syn: shout, shout
           out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall]
      2: shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "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" [syn: weep] [ant: laugh]
      3: utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!'
         he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the
         mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost" [syn:
         exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shout]
      4: proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a
         town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise
         in the market square" [syn: blazon out]
      5: demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for
      6: utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
      7: bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy
         cried himself to sleep"
      [also: cried, cryings (pl), crying (pl)]