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CRIER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crier mean? 

CRIER (noun)
  The noun CRIER has 3 senses:

1. a person who weeps
2. (formerly) an official who made public announcements
3. a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells

  Familiarity information: CRIER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRIER (noun)


Sense 1crier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who weeps

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crier; weeper

Hypernyms ("crier" is a kind of...):

unfortunate; unfortunate person (a person who suffers misfortune)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crier"):

bawler (a loud weeper)

blubberer (someone who sniffles and weeps with loud sobs)


Sense 2crier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(formerly) an official who made public announcements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

town crier; crier

Hypernyms ("crier" is a kind of...):

announcer (someone who proclaims a message publicly)


Sense 3crier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("crier" is a kind of...):

hawker; packman; peddler; pedlar; pitchman (someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals))

bawler; bellower; roarer; screamer; screecher; shouter; yeller (someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice)


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