Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that cries, such as a person who sheds tears more readily than others.
  • noun An official who announces the orders of a court of law.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who cries; one who makes an outcry or utters a public proclamation.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who makes public proclamation of sales, strays, lost goods, etc.; a town crier; an auctioneer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who cries; one who makes proclamation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who cries.
  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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cry +‎ -er. Compare French crieur.

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