Definitions for: Weep


[v] shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"



Webster (1913) Definition: Weep, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.


Weep, obs.
imp. of Weep, for wept. --Chaucer.


Weep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wept; p. pr. & vb. n.
Weeping.] [OE. wepen, AS. w?pan, from w?p lamentation; akin
to OFries. w?pa to lament, OS. w?p lamentation, OHG. wuof,
Icel. ?p a shouting, crying, OS. w?pian to lament, OHG.
wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. ?pa, Goth. w?pjan. ????.]
1. 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.

And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck.
--Acts xx. 37.

Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh.
--Mitford.

And eyes that wake to weep. --Mrs. Hemans.

And they wept together in silence. --Longfellow.

2. To lament; to complain. ``They weep unto me, saying, Give
us flesh, that we may eat.'' --Num. xi. 13.

3. To flow in drops; to run in drops.

The blood weeps from my heart. --Shak.

4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.

5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to
droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.


Weep, v. t.
1. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. ``I weep bitterly the
dead.'' --A. S. Hardy.

We wandering go Through dreary wastes, and weep each
other's woe. --Pope.

2. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as
if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.

Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth. --Milton.

Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm.
--Milton.

Synonyms: cry

Antonyms: express joy, express mirth, laugh

See Also: bawl, blub, blubber, express emotion, express feelings, mewl, pule, sniffle, snivel, snuffle, sob, tear, wail, whimper

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