Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that cries, especially:
  • n. An official who announces the orders of a court of law.
  • n. A town crier.
  • n. A hawker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who cries.
  • n. An officer who proclaims the orders or directions of a court, or who gives public notice by loud proclamation, such as a town crier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who cries; one who makes proclamation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who cries; one who makes an outcry or utters a public proclamation.
  • n. Specifically— An officer whose duty is to proclaim the orders or commands of a court, announce the opening or adjournment of the court, preserve order, etc.
  • n. One who makes public proclamation of sales, strays, lost goods, etc.; a town crier; an auctioneer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

cry +‎ -er. Compare French crieur. (Wiktionary)

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