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Definitions of weep

  1. Originally, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish by outery; now, to manifest and express grief by shedding tears; to shed tears from any passion; to lament; to complain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To let fall, as tears; shed tears. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To lament; grieve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To be pendulous and drooping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To shed tears for; hence, to lament or mourn; bewail. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To lament: to pour forth:-pa.t. and pa.p. wept. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To lament; shed tears for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To lament; to complain. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To flow in drops; to run in drops. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; - said of a plant or its branches. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To shed tears; to cry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To express grief by shedding tears: to wail or lament. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To shed tears. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To lament; to bemoan; to shed, as tears; to shed tears over; to spend in weeping; to drop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To shed tears; to lament with tears; to express grief or anguish by tears. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Of weep, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. The lapwing; the wipe; - so called from its cry. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Weeper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for weep

  1. He was the one to weep – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. A whisper'd " good- night" while they weep – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
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