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
I went to the bezestein, where I called a crier aside, and, showing him the necklace, told him I had a mind to sell it, and desired him to show it to the principal jewellers.
After each point, the titled crier chants with a full voice in his old time tongue: "The but has so much, the refil has so much, gentlemen!"
Then he called the crier, who came up and kissed the ground before him, and he said to him, 'Show me the girl thou art crying for sale.'
Then he called the crier, who came up and kissed the ground before him; and he said to him, "I want this slave-girl whom thou art calling for sale."
I went to the bazaar, where I called a crier aside, and shewing him the necklace, told him I wished to sell it, and desired him to show it to the principal jewellers.
Then he called the crier, who came up and kissed the ground before him; and he said to him,
For the garrulous voice of the crier is the voice of a hired servant, the words read by the proconsul from a written document constitute a judgement, which, once read, may not have one letter added to it or taken away, but so soon as it is delivered, is set down in the provincial records.
He then called the crier, who approached him, and kissed the ground before him; and the Wezir said to him, I desire this female slave whom thou art crying for sale.
The crier was a Buffalo, going at full speed from west to east.
A man, whom we shall call the crier, stands between the columns and the first judges 'stand.