What does crier mean?

Definitions for crier
ˈkraɪ ərcrier

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word crier.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. weeper, criernoun

    a person who weeps

  2. town crier, criernoun

    (formerly) an official who made public announcements

  3. criernoun

    a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells


  1. criernoun

    One who cries.

  2. criernoun

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

  3. Etymology: . Compare crieur.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Criernoun

    The officer whose business is to cry or make proclamation.

    Etymology: from cry.

    He openeth his mouth like a crier. Ecclus. xx. 15.

    The criers command silence, and the whole multitude present stand in a suspence. Edward Brerewood, on Languages.

    The crier calls aloud
    Our old nobility of Trojan blood,
    Who gape among the crowd for their precarious food. Dry.


  1. crier

    A town crier, also called a bellman, is an officer of a royal court or public authority who makes public pronouncements as required.


  1. crier

    A crier is traditionally a town official who makes public announcements in the streets, especially in the era before mass communication. Usually, they would make the announcements by shouting or ringing a bell. In modern term, it may also refer to a person who tends to cry or express extreme emotions often.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criernoun

    one who cries; one who makes proclamation

  2. Criernoun

    an officer who proclaims the orders or directions of a court, or who gives public notice by loud proclamation; as, a town-crier

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. crieur. See Cry.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CRIER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crier is ranked #116201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crier surname appeared 150 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Crier.

    64% or 96 total occurrences were Black.
    33.3% or 50 total occurrences were White.

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  1. IRCer

  2. ricer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crier in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of crier in a Sentence

  1. Brad Pitt:

    I am quite famously a not-crier. Is that a term ? i hadn't cried in, like, 20 years, and now I find Brad Pitt, at this latter stage, much more moved -- moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved. I think it's a good sign. I don't know where it's going, but I think it's a good sign.

  2. Jacinda Ardern:

    You can be anxious, sensitive, kind, and wear your heart on your sleeve, you can be a mother or not, you can be an ex-Mormon or not, you can be a nerd, a crier, a hugger – you can be all of these things, and not only can you be here ; you can lead. Just like me.

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