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VERB (1)

1. shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain;
- Example: "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"
- Example: "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
[syn: cry, weep]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weep \Weep\, n. (Zool.) The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weep \Weep\, v. t. 1. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. "I weep bitterly the dead." --A. S. Hardy. [1913 Webster] We wandering go Through dreary wastes, and weep each other's woe. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weep \Weep\, obs. imp. of Weep, for wept. --Chaucer. [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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

weep v 1: 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" [syn: cry, weep] [ant: express joy, express mirth, laugh]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "weep": 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