Weep

Definition of Weep

Pronunciation: wĕpt
n.1.(Zool.) The lapwing; the wipe; - so called from its cry.
imp.1.imp. of Weep, for wept.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wept (wĕpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Weeping.]
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.
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.
v. t.1.To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.
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.

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