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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)

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.

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_!"