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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds);
- Example: "I hate to hear the crying of a child"
- Example: "she was in tears"
[syn: crying, weeping, tears]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. showing sorrow;
[syn: dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping]

2. having branches or flower heads that bend downward;
- Example: "nodding daffodils"
- Example: "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"
- Example: "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"
[syn: cernuous, drooping, nodding, pendulous, weeping]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weeping \Weep"ing\, n. The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weep \Weep\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wept (w[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Weeping.] [OE. wepen, AS. w[=e]pan, from w[=o]p lamentation; akin to OFries. w?pa to lament, OS. w[=o]p lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. [=o]p a shouting, crying, OS. w[=o]pian to lament, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. [oe]pa, Goth. w[=o]pjan. [root]129.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck. --Acts xx. 37. [1913 Webster] Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh. --Mitford. [1913 Webster] And eyes that wake to weep. --Mrs. Hemans. [1913 Webster] And they wept together in silence. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. To lament; to complain. "They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat." --Num. xi. 13. [1913 Webster] 3. To flow in drops; to run in drops. [1913 Webster] The blood weeps from my heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked. [1913 Webster] 5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weeping \Weep"ing\, a. 1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. "Weeping eyes." --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water. "Weeping grounds." --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 3. Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash. [1913 Webster] 4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

weeping adj 1: showing sorrow [syn: dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping] 2: having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers" [syn: cernuous, drooping, nodding, pendulous, weeping] n 1: 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" [syn: crying, weeping, tears]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "weeping": awash, bathed, bawling, blubbering, cascading, cry, crying, dangling, deluged, dependent, depending, dipped, dissolved in tears, drenched, dribbling, dripping, dripping wet, drowned, effusion, engulfed, excretion, exfiltration, external secretion, extravasation, exudation, falling, falling loosely, filtering, filtration, fit of crying, flood of tears, flooded, flowing, good cry, greet, hanging, hung, immersed, in tears, internal secretion, inundated, lachryma, lachrymal, lachrymose, lachrymosity, lacrimation, lacrimatory, lactation, leaching, lixiviation, macerated, melting mood, ooze, oozing, overflowed, overflowing eyes, pendent, pending, pendulant, pendular, penduline, pendulous, pensile, percolating, percolation, permeated, ready to cry, saturated, secernment, secreta, secretion, seep, seepage, seeping, sniveling, soaked, soaking, soaking wet, soaky, sobbing, sodden, soggy, sopping, sopping wet, soppy, soused, steeped, straining, submerged, submersed, suspended, swamped, swinging, tear, tear bottle, teardrop, tearful, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, teary, transudation, waterlogged, watersoaked, weep, weepiness, weepy, weltering, whelmed, whimpering, with eyes suffused, wringing wet