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Meaning of LAMENT

Pronunciation:  lu'ment

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

LAMENT is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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}.
  3. \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.
    2. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you lament a loss, is a bad omen signaling distress, illness, and struggle. Only after overcoming such adversity will you enjoy pleasure and personal gains.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bawl, bemoan, bewail, coronach, cry, deplore, dirge, discomfort, dismay, distress, dolorous tirade, elegize, elegy, epicedium, give sorrow words, grieve, grieve for, grieve over, groan, howl, jeremiad, keen, knell, lamentation, moan, moaning, monody, mourn, mourning, murmur, mutter, outcry, pain, plaint, planctus, repine, scream, sigh, sing the blues, sob, sorrow, threnody, tirade, ululation, wail, wail of woe, weep, weep over, whimper, whine, yawp, yowl