Definitions for: Mourn


[v] feel sadness; "She is mourning her dead child"
[v] observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one



Webster (1913) Definition: Mourn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mourned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Mourning.] [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen,
Goth. ma['u]rnan.]
1. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be
sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or
sadness.

Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for
her. --Gen. xxiii.
2.

2. To wear the customary garb of a mourner.

We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood?
--Shak.

Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year.
--Pope.


Mourn, v. t.
1. To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to
bewail.

As if he mourned his rival's ill success. --Addison.

And looking over the hills, I mourn The darling who
shall not return. --Emerson.

2. To utter in a mournful manner or voice.

The lovelorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad
song mourneth well. --Milton.

Syn: See Deplore.

See Also: celebrate, grieve, keep, observe, sorrow

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