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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Verb weep has 1 sense


     The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.  [1913 Webster]
     imp. of Weep, for wept.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
weepv. i. [OE. wepen, AS. w, from w lamentation; akin to OFries. wpa to lament, OS. w lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. a shouting, crying, OS. w to lament, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. , Goth. w.
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck."  [1913 Webster]
    "Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh."  [1913 Webster]
    "And eyes that wake to weep."  [1913 Webster]
    "And they wept together in silence."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To lament; to complain.  Num. xi. 13.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To flow in drops; to run in drops.  [1913 Webster]
    "The blood weeps from my heart."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.  [1913 Webster]
weepv. t. 
  •  To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.  A. S. Hardy.  [1913 Webster]
    "We wandering go
    Through dreary wastes, and weep each other's woe.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth."  [1913 Webster]
    "Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm."  [1913 Webster]


weep, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. wept)
1 intr. shed tears.
2 a tr. & (foll. by for) intr. shed tears for; bewail, lament over. b tr. utter or express with tears ('Don't go,' he wept; wept her thanks).
3 a intr. be covered with or send forth drops. b intr. & tr. come or send forth in drops; exude liquid (weeping sore).
4 intr. (as weeping adj.) (of a tree) having drooping branches (weeping willow).
--n. a fit or spell of weeping.

weep out utter with tears.
weepingly adv.
OE wepan f. Gmc (prob. imit.)



bag, bawl, bemoan, bewail, bleed, blubber, boohoo, break down, burst into tears, cascade, condense, cry, daggle, dangle, depend, deplore, dirge, discharge, dissolve in tears, distill, drabble, drag, draggle, drape, dribble, drip, dripple, drizzle, droop, drop, drop a tear, drum, effuse, effusion, egest, elegize, eliminate, emit, excrete, excretion, exfiltrate, exfiltration, extravasate, extravasation, exudate, exudation, exude, fall, fester, filter, filtering, filtrate, filtration, flap, flop, flow, give off, give out, give sorrow words, greet, grieve, gurgle, hang, hang down, keen, knell, lactate, lament, leach, leaching, leak, leak out, lixiviate, lixiviation, lop, matter, mizzle, moan, mourn, nod, ooze, oozing, pass, patter, pelt, pend, percolate, percolating, percolation, pipe, pitter-patter, pour, pour with rain, precipitate, produce, rain, rain tadpoles, rankle, reek, repine, ripen, run, sag, secern, secrete, seep, seepage, sew, shed tears, shower, shower down, sigh, sing the blues, snivel, sob, sorrow, spatter, spit, sprinkle, spurtle, strain, straining, stream, suppurate, swag, sweat, swing, tattoo, tear, trail, transpire, transudation, transude, trickle, trill, wail, water, weep over, weeping, whimper




VB lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over, bewail, bemoan, condole with, fret, wear mourning, go into mourning, put on mourning, wear the willow, wear sackcloth and ashes, infandum renovare dolorem, give sorrow words, sigh, give a sigh, heave, fetch a sigh, waft a sigh from Indus to the pole, sigh 'like a furnace', wail, cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber, pipe, snivel, bibber, whimper, pule, pipe one's eye, drop tears, shed tears, drop a tear, shed a tear, melt into tears, burst into tears, fondre en larmes, cry oneself blind, cry one's eyes out, yammer, scream, mew, groan, moan, whine, roar, roar like a bull, bellow like a bull, cry out lustily, rend the air, frown, scowl, make a wry face, gnash one's teeth, wring one's hands, tear one's hair, beat one's breast, roll on the ground, burst with grief, complain, murmur, mutter, grumble, growl, clamor, make a fuss about, croak, grunt, maunder, deprecate, cry out before one is hurt, complain without cause.


VB pity, have pity, show pity, take pity, commiserate, compassionate, condole, sympathize, feel for, be sorry for, yearn for, weep, melt, thaw, enter into the feelings of, forbear, relent, relax, give quarter, wipe the tears, parcere subjectis, give a coup de gr=ace, put out of one's misery, raise pity, excite pity, touch, soften, melt, melt the heart, propitiate, disarm, ask for mercy, supplicate, cry for quarter, beg one's life, kneel, deprecate.

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