from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of bereave.
- adj. Deprived of something: They are bereft of their dignity.
- adj. Lacking something needed or expected: "Today's graduates seem keenly aware that the future is bereft of conventional expectations” ( Bruce Weber).
- adj. Suffering the death of a loved one; bereaved: the bereft parents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of bereave.
- v. To deprive.
- adj. pained by the loss of someone
- adj. deprived of, lacking, stripped of, robbed of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of bereave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of bereave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
- adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation
Form of bereaved; compare leave and left. (Wiktionary)