Definitions for: Lament


[n] a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
[n] a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
[n] a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
[v] regret strongly
[v] express grief verbally



Webster (1913) Definition: La*ment", v. i. [F. lamenter, L. lamentari, fr.
lamentum a lament.]
To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah. --2 Chron.
xxxv. 25.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.
--John xvi.
20.


La*ment", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamented; p. pr. & vb.
n. Lamenting.]
To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.

One laughed at follies, one lamented crimes. --Dryden.

Syn: To deplore; mourn; bewail. See Deplore.


La*ment", n. [L. lamentum. Cf. Lament, v.]
1. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries;
lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.

Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.
--Milton.

2. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

Synonyms: bemoan, bewail, coronach, deplore, dirge, elegy, keen, lamentation, plaint, regret, requiem, threnody, wail

See Also: complain, complaint, express emotion, express feelings, grieve, keen, kick, kvetch, plain, poem, quetch, song, sorrow, sound off, verse form

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