Definition of "cry" []

  • To sob or shed tears because of grief, sorrow, or pain; weep. (verb-intransitive)
  • To call loudly; shout. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter a characteristic sound or call. Used of an animal. (verb-intransitive)
  • To demand or require immediate action or remedy: grievances crying out for redress. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter loudly; call out. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter inarticulate sounds, esp when weeping; sob (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To shed tears; weep (verb)
  • To scream or shout in pain, terror, etc (verb)
  • To utter or shout (words of appeal, exclamation, fear, etc) (verb)
  • (of animals, birds, etc) to utter loud characteristic sounds (verb)
  • To hawk or sell by public announcement (verb)
  • To announce (something) publicly or in the streets (verb)
  • To clamour or beg (verb)
  • To call (verb)
  • The act or sound of crying; a shout, exclamation, scream, or wail (noun)
  • The characteristic utterance of an animal or bird (noun)
  • A call (noun)
  • An oral announcement, esp one made by town criers (noun)
  • A fit of weeping (noun)
  • The baying of a pack of hounds hunting their quarry by scent (noun)
  • A pack of hounds (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cry" in a sentence
  • "He may only cry in the wilderness, but at all events he will _cry_, and he will cry of that highest thing his heart knows."
  • "Often I wer so tired that Father'd hae to call me a dozen times afore I cude wake up, an 'then I'd cry, _cry_, if I wer ten minutes laate to work -- when I had summut to du on land, that was."
  • "It isn't that these old arms ache for them, that this rather tired heart weakens when they cry for God knows what, and modern science says let them _cry_!"