Definitions for: Weeping


[n] the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
[adj] showing sorrow



Webster (1913) Definition: Weep"ing, n.
The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of
tears.


Weep"ing, a.
1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. ``Weeping eyes.''
--I. Watts.

2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very
slowly; surcharged with water. ``Weeping grounds.''
--Mortimer.

3. Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as,
weeping willow; a weeping ash.

4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.

Weeping cross, a cross erected on or by the highway,
especially for the devotions of penitents; hence, to
return by the weeping cross, to return from some
undertaking in humiliation or penitence.

Weeping rock, a porous rock from which water gradually
issues.

Weeping sinew, a ganglion. See Ganglion, n., 2. [Colloq.]


Weeping spring, a spring that discharges water slowly.

Weeping willow (Bot.), a species of willow ({Salix
Babylonica}) whose branches grow very long and slender,
and hang down almost perpendicularly.

Synonyms: crying, dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, sorrowful, tearful, tears

See Also: activity, bawling, bodily function, bodily process, body process, snivel, sniveling, sob, sobbing, wailing

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