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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wept \Wept\, imp. & p. p. of Weep. [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]




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