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.]
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.