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Meaning of WEEP

Pronunciation:  weep

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

WEEP is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weep\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.
  2. \Weep\, obs.
    imp. of {Weep}, for wept. --Chaucer.
  3. \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
             And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck.
                                                   --Acts xx. 37.
             Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh.
             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.
  4. \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.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Hole in a wall, invert, apron, lining, or solid structure to relieve pressure of groundwater.