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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
PR, adjuration, advertise, alleluia, animal noise, appeal, applaud, applause, ballyhoo, bark, barking, battle cry, bawl, bawling, bay, bell, bellow, bemoan, beseechment, bewail, bid, birdcall, blare, blare forth, blat, blate, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about, bleat, blubber, blubbering, blurb, boohoo, bray, break down, bright light, bruit, build up, burst into tears, buzz, byword, call, canard, catch phrase, catchword, caterwaul, caw, celebrate, celebrity, cheer, choke up, chorus of cheers, clamor, clang, cliche, common knowledge, common talk, craze, cry aloud, cry for joy, cry out, crying, currency, daylight, declaim, dissolve in tears, dolorous tirade, drop a tear, eclat, entreaty, exposure, fad word, fame, famousness, fit of crying, flood of tears, flying rumor, furore, give a cheer, give tongue, give voice, glare, good cry, gossip, grapevine, greet, groan, grunt, hail, hallelujah, halloo, hearsay, herald, herald abroad, holler, hollo, hoopla, hooray, hoot, hosanna, howl, howling, hue and cry, hurrah, hurray, huzzah, idea afloat, imploration, imploring, imprecation, invocation, invocatory plea, jeremiad, keen, lachryma, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, lament, latrine rumor, limelight, low, make an outcry, mating call, maximum dissemination, melting mood, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, mode, moo, motto, mourn, murmur, mutter, neigh, news stirring, nicker, note, notoriety, obsecration, obtestation, on-dit, outcry, overflowing eyes, paean, pet expression, pipe, plaint, planctus, plea, plug, prayer, press notice, press-agent, proclaim, promulgate, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publicity, publicity story, publicness, puff, pule, pushover, rage, rah, rallying cry, reclame, rend the air, report, roar, rogation, roorback, rumble, rumor, screak, scream, screech, scuttlebutt, shed tears, shibboleth, shout, shout hosanna, shriek, sigh, slogan, sniff, snivel, sniveling, sob, sobbing, song, sorrow, split the throat, spotlight, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, strain the voice, stridulation, suit, supplication, talk, tear, tear bottle, teardrop, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, thunder, thunder forth, tirade, ton, town talk, trend, troat, trumpet, trumpet forth, ululate, ululation, unconfirmed report, vociferate, vogue, vogue word, wail, wail of woe, war cry, weep, weepiness, weeping, whicker, whimper, whimpering, whine, whinny, whisper, whoop, woodnote, write-up, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yippee, yowl
Dictionary Results for cry:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
cry
    n 1: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the
         speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the
         audience" [syn: cry, outcry, call, yell, shout,
         vociferation]
    2: a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate);
       "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain" [syn: cry, yell]
    3: a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms";
       "our watchword will be `democracy'" [syn: war cry,
       rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword]
    4: a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
    5: the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries
       filled the night"
    v 1: 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" [syn: shout, shout
         out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo,
         squall]
    2: 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 frustration when she could not get
       up the stairs" [syn: cry, weep] [ant: express joy,
       express mirth, laugh]
    3: 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" [syn: exclaim,
       cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout]
    4: proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a
       town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in
       the market square" [syn: cry, blazon out]
    5: demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for
       attention"
    6: utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
    7: bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy
       cried himself to sleep"

2. 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.
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            And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud
            voice.                                -- Matt.
                                                  xxvii. 46.
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            Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto
            thee.                                 -- Ps. xxviii.
                                                  2.
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            The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
            Prepare ye the way of the Lord.       --Is. xl. 3.
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            Some cried after him to return.       --Bunyan.
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   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.
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            Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.     --Is. lxv. 14.
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            I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's
            apparel and to cry like a woman.      --Shak.
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   3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
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            The young ravens which cry.           --Ps. cxlvii.
                                                  9.
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            In a cowslip's bell I lie
            There I couch when owls do cry.       --Shak.
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   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.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cry \Cry\ (kr?), n.; pl. Cries (kr?z). [F. cri, fr. crier to
   cry. See Cry, v. i. ]
   1. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound
      produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of
      hounds; the cry of wolves. --Milton.
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   2. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
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            Again that cry was found to have been as
            unreasonable as ever.                 --Macaulay.
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   3. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with
      tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
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            There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.
                                                  --Ex. xi. 6.
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            An infant crying in the night,
            An infant crying for the light;
            And with no language but a cry.       --Tennyson.
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   4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular
      acclamation or favor. --Swift.
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            The cry went once on thee.            --Shak.
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   5. Importunate supplication.
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            O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls. --Shak.
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   6. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by
      hawkers of their wares.
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            The street cries of London.           --Mayhew.
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   7. Common report; fame.
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            The cry goes that you shall marry her. --Shak.
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   8. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and
      repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
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            All now depends upon a good cry.      --Beaconsfield.
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   9. A pack of hounds. --Milton.
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            A cry more tunable
            Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn. --Shak.
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   10. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
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             Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry
             of players?                          --Shak.
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   11. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent
       back and forth.
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   A far cry, a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending
      of criers or messengers through the territory of a
      Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cry \Cry\, v. t.
   1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad;
      to declare publicly.
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            All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
                                                  --Shak.
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            The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal
            life!                                 --Bunyan.
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   2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by
      crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
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   3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare
      publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially
      things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry
      goods, etc.
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            Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw.
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   4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
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            I should not be surprised if they were cried in
            church next Sabbath.                  --Judd.
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   To cry aim. See under Aim.

   To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to
      condemn.
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            Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because
            they would not be under the restraints of it.
                                                  --Tillotson.

   To cry out, to proclaim; to shout. "Your gesture cries it
      out." --Shak.

   To cry quits, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a
      contest.

   To cry up, to enhance the value or reputation of by public
      and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.
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