Definition - cry

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cry
  1. 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"
  2. a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
  3. 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"
  4. the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
  5. proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
  6. utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
  7. demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
  8. a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
  9. 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 frus

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