dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


2 definitions found
 for Crying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crying \Cry"ing\, a.
     Calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous;
     as, a crying evil.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Too much fondness for meditative retirement is not the
           crying sin of our modern Christianity.   --I. Taylor.
     [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org