To speak earnestly or with a loud voice; call loudly; exclaim or proclaim with vehemence, as in an earnest appeal or prayer, in giving public notice, or to attract attention: with to or unto, formerly sometimes on or upon, before the person addressed.Specifically, to call for or require redress or remedy; appeal; make a demand.To utter a loud, sharp, or vehement inarticulate sound, as a dog or other animal.To call out or exclaim inarticulately; make an inarticulate outcry, as a person under excitement of any kind; especially, to utter a loud sound of lamentation or suffering, such as is usually accompanied by tears.Hence To weep; shed tears, whether with or without sound.To bid at an auction.To revert to an ancestral type. See extract.To complain loudly; utter lamentations; expostulate: often with against.To be in childbirth.To utter loudly; sound or noise abroad; proclaim; declare loudly or publicly.To give notice regarding; advertise by crying; hawk: as, to cry a lost child; to cry goods.To publish the banns of; advertise; the marriage of.To call.To demand; call for.To overbear; put down.To raise the price of by proclamation: as, to cry up certain coins.n. Any loud or passionate utterance; clamor; outcry; a vehement expression of feeling or desire, articulate or inarticulate: as, a cry of joy, triumph, surprise, pain, supplication, etc.n. A loud inarticulate sound uttered by man or beast, as in pain or anger, or to attract attention.n. Loud lamentation or wailing; hence, the act of weeping; a fit of weeping.n. Public notice or advertisement by outcry, as hawkers give of their wares; proclamation, as by a town crier.n. Public or general accusation; evil report or fame.n. A pack of dogs.n. Hence In contempt, a pack or company of persons.n. A word or phrase used in battle, as a shout to encourage or rally soldiers; a battle-cry or war-cry.n. A party catchword; an object for the attainment of which insistence and iteration are employed for partizan purposes; some topic, event, etc., which is used, or the importance of which is magnified, in a partizan manner.n. The peculiar crackling noise made by metallic tin when bent.