Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CRY

Pronunciation:  krI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
  2. [n]  a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  3. [n]  a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
  4. [n]  a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"
  5. [n]  the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
  6. [v]  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"
  7. [v]  bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
  8. [v]  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"
  9. [v]  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"
  10. [v]  proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
  11. [v]  utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
  12. [v]  demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"

CRY is a 3 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blazon out, call, call out, cry out, exclaim, outcry, outcry, shout, shout, vociferation, weep, yell
 Antonyms: express joy, express mirth, laugh
 See Also: alter, announce, baa, bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, bellow, bellowing, bird, bleat, blub, blubber, blue murder, boo, bray, Bronx cheer, cackle, catcall, catchword, caterwaul, caw, change, cheep, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, cluck, complaint, coo, crow, denote, effusion, emit, express, express emotion, express feelings, gee, give tongue to, gobble, growl, growling, gush, halloo, halloo, hiss, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, honk, hoot, hosanna, howl, howl, hue and cry, hurrah, let loose, let out, meow, mew, mewl, miaou, miaow, moo, motto, need, neigh, nicker, outburst, peep, pipe, pipe up, pule, rallying cry, raspberry, razzing, require, roar, roar, roar, roaring, screak, scream, screaming, screech, screech, screeching, shibboleth, shouting, shriek, shriek, shrieking, shrill, skreak, skreigh, slogan, sniffle, snivel, snort, snuffle, sob, sound, squawk, tear, ululate, utter, utterance, verbalise, verbalize, vocalization, wail, wail, want, war cry, war whoop, whicker, whimper, whinny, whoop, whoop, yawl, yelling, yelp, yelping, yodel, yowl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
             voice.                                -- Matt.
                                                   xxvii. 46.
             Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
             Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
             thee.                                 -- Ps. xxviii.
             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.
             In a cowslip's bell I lie There I couch when owls do
             cry.                                  --Shak.
    {To cry on} or {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
    {To cry out on} or {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.
  2. \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.
             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
             Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because
             they would not be under the restraints of it.
    {To cry out}, to proclaim; to shout. ``Your gesture cries it
       out.'' --Shak.
    {To cry quits}, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a
    {To cry up}, to enhance the value or reputation of by public
       and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.
  3. \Cry\ (kr?), n.; pl. {Cries} (kr?z). [F. cri, fr. crier to
    cry. See {Cry}, v. i. ]
    1. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound
       produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of
       hounds; the cry of wolves. --Milton.
    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.
    4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular
       acclamation or favor. --Swift.
             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. --Milton.
             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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are crying means a release of negative emotions that is more likely caused by some waking situation rather than the events of the dream itself. Your dream is a way to regain some emotional balance and a way to safely let out your fears and frustrations. In our daily lives, we tend to ignore, deny, or repress our feelings. But in our dream state, our defense mechanisms are no longer on guard and thus allow for the release of such emotions. To wake up crying, suggest the grieving of your soul and that you need to change your ways and how you approach things. Dreaming that no one hears or responds to your cries, represents your helplessness and difficulties and frustrations in trying to communicate with others. You feel that your words are falling on deaf ears. Perhaps your dream is telling you to be more vocal and work harder to get your point across.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adjuration, advertise, alleluia, animal noise, appeal, applaud, applause, ballyhoo, bark, barking, battle cry, bawl, bawling, bay, bell, bellow, bemoan, beseechment, bewail, bid, birdcall, blare, blare forth, blat, blate, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about, bleat, blubber, blubbering, blurb, boohoo, bray, break down, bright light, bruit, build up, burst into tears, buzz, byword, call, canard, catch phrase, catchword, caterwaul, caw, celebrate, celebrity, cheer, choke up, chorus of cheers, clamor, clang, cliche, common knowledge, common talk, craze, cry aloud, cry for joy, cry out, crying, currency, daylight, declaim, dissolve in tears, dolorous tirade, drop a tear, eclat, entreaty, exposure, fad word, fame, famousness, fit of crying, flood of tears, flying rumor, furore, give a cheer, give tongue, give voice, glare, good cry, gossip, grapevine, greet, groan, grunt, hail, hallelujah, halloo, hearsay, herald, herald abroad, holler, hollo, hoopla, hooray, hoot, hosanna, howl, howling, hue and cry, hurrah, hurray, huzzah, idea afloat, imploration, imploring, imprecation, invocation, invocatory plea, jeremiad, keen, lachryma, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, lament, latrine rumor, limelight, low, make an outcry, mating call, maximum dissemination, melting mood, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, mode, moo, motto, mourn, murmur, mutter, neigh, news stirring, nicker, note, notoriety, obsecration, obtestation, on-dit, outcry, overflowing eyes, paean, pet expression, pipe, plaint, planctus, plea, plug, PR, prayer, press notice, press-agent, proclaim, promulgate, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publicity, publicity story, publicness, puff, pule, pushover, rage, rah, rallying cry, reclame, rend the air, report, roar, rogation, roorback, rumble, rumor, screak, scream, screech, scuttlebutt, shed tears, shibboleth, shout, shout hosanna, shriek, sigh, slogan, sniff, snivel, sniveling, sob, sobbing, song, sorrow, split the throat, spotlight, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, strain the voice, stridulation, suit, supplication, talk, tear, tear bottle, teardrop, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, thunder, thunder forth, tirade, ton, town talk, trend, troat, trumpet, trumpet forth, ululate, ululation, unconfirmed report, vociferate, vogue, vogue word, wail, wail of woe, war cry, weep, weepiness, weeping, whicker, whimper, whimpering, whine, whinny, whisper, whoop, woodnote, write-up, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yippee, yowl