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Overview of noun cry

The noun cry has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (13) cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation

(a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience")

2. (10) cry, yell

(a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain")

3. (1) war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword

(a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'")

4. (1) cry

(a fit of weeping; "had a good cry")

5. cry

(the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night")


Overview of verb cry

The verb cry has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (17) shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall

(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")

2. (12) cry, weep

(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")

3. (11) exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout

(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")

4. (2) cry, blazon out

(proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square")

5. cry

(demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention")

6. cry

(utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying")

7. cry

(bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep")

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