American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To feel or express grief or sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.
- v. To show grief for a death by conventional signs, as by wearing black clothes.
- v. To make a low, indistinct, mournful sound. Used especially of a dove.
- v. To feel or express deep regret for: mourned the wasted years.
- v. To grieve over (someone who has died).
- v. To utter sorrowfully.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To express grief or sorrow; grieve; be sorrowful; lament.
- To display the appearance of grief; wear the customary habiliments of sorrow.
- Synonyms Grieve, etc. See lament, v. i.
- To grieve for; lament; bewail; deplore.
- To convey or express grief for.
- n. Sorrow.
- To have a kind of malignant glanders: said of a horse, and allusively of persons, in the phrase to mourn of the chine or mourning of the chine. Compare to mose in the chine (under mose), and see mourner.
- v. To express sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death).
- n. now literary Sorrow, grief.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.
- v. To wear the customary garb of a mourner.
- v. To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.
- v. To utter in a mournful manner or voice.
- v. feel sadness
- v. observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one
- Old English murnan, cognate with French morne ("gloomy"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English mournen, from Old English murnan; see (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To mourn is to express regret and he regrets nothing.”
“To mourn is to (1) feel or express grief or sorrow; (2) to show the customarysigns of grief for a death, to wear mourning clothes; (3) to murmur mournfully; (1) to feel or express grief or sorrow for.”
“WHEREAS, the people of Wisconsin mourn the death of Gunnery Sergeant Richard W. Fischer; and”
“What he had before said he would do (ch.viii. 8) is here repeated, that he would make the land melt and tremble, and all that dwell therein mourn, that the judgment should rise up wholly like a flood, and the country should be drowned, and laid under water, as by the flood of Egypt, v. 5.”
“What I do mourn is what we lose when by official policy or official neglect we allow, confuse or encourage our soldiers to forget that best sense of ourselves, that which is our greatest strength-that we are different and better than our enemies, that we fight for an idea, not a tribe, not a land, not a king, not a twisted interpretation of an ancient religion, but for an idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.”
“(Hebrew: mitsrssyim -- "Egypt") mourn, that is an indication in what high esteem he was held, both as a prince in his own right as well as the father of Joseph.”
“Yea," is thy word to me with the tongue: say it to me with thy mind, and with the word mourn heavily, that thou mayest have continual cheerfulness.”
“Hilary: Those that mourn, that is, not loss of kindred, affronts, or losses, but who weep for past sins.”
“So, OK, we don't necessarily need to "mourn" our possessions.”
“She broke into a relieved smile to discover I was a virtuous widow and not a disreputable single mother, as I was, and passed the news around, so that the rest of the vacation allowed me to "mourn" while basking in benevolent glances.”
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