cry

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]