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Definition: To cry aim
, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See Aim
1. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow,
in the line of direction with the object intended to be
struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a
spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular
point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
Each at the head leveled his deadly aim. --Milton.
2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be
attained or affected.
To be the aim of every dangerous shot. --Shak.
3. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
How oft ambitious aims are crossed! --Pope.
4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.]
What you would work me to, I have some aim. --Shak.
To cry aim
(Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention;
scheme; tendency; aspiration.
, v. t.
1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad;
to declare publicly.
All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal
2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by
crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare
publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially
things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry
Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw.
4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
I should not be surprised if they were cried in
church next Sabbath. --Judd.
To cry aim
. See under Aim
To cry down
, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to
Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because
they would not be under the restraints of it.
To cry out
, to proclaim; to shout. “Your gesture cries it
To cry quits
, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a
To cry up
, to enhance the value or reputation of by public
and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.