American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To shed (tears) as an expression of emotion: weep bitter tears of remorse.
- v. To express grief or anguish for; lament: wept the death of the child.
- v. To bring to a specified condition by weeping: She wept herself into a state of exhaustion.
- v. To exude or let fall (drops of liquid): "cuts the jellied milk into tiny, soft curds that weep whey” ( Kit Snedaker).
- v. To express emotion, such as grief or sadness, by shedding tears. See Synonyms at cry.
- v. To mourn or grieve: wept for the dead.
- v. To emit or run with drops of liquid: a sore that weeps.
- n. A period or fit of weeping. Often used in the plural.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gather moisture in drops from the atmosphere, as a water-vessel cooled with ice, or a cool metal pipe in a room where steam is present or the atmosphere is humid; also leak slowly from a joint in drops.
- To express sorrow, grief, or anguish by outcry; wail; lament; in more modern usage, to shed tears.
- To drop or flow as tears.
- To let fall drops; drop water; drip; hence, to rain.
- To give out moisture; be very damp.
- To have drooping branches; be pendent; droop: as, a weeping tree; the weeping willow.
- To lament; bewail; bemoan.
- To shed or let fall drop by drop, as tears; give out in drops.
- To spend or consume in weeping; exhaust in tears: usually followed by away, out, or the like.
- n. Weeping; a fit of weeping.
- n. Exudation; sweat, as of a gum-tree; a leak, as in the joint of a pipe.
- n. Same as peweep for pewit. Also wype, wipe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.
- imp. of weep, for
- v. 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.
- v. To lament; to complain.
- v. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
- v. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
- v. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.
- v. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.
- v. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears.
- v. shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
- Old English wēpan (Wiktionary)
- Middle English wepen, from Old English wēpan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“IV. i.157 (312,6) [and that when you are inclin'd to sleep] [W: to weep] I know not why we should read _to weep_.”
“_Rejoice with them that do rejoice_, _and weep with them that weep_.”
“_Rejoice with then that do rejoice_, _and weep with them that weep_.”
“*sniff* *snuffle* *sob sob weep weep* *teerz running dawn cheekz*”
“V. iii.100 (435,2) Constrains them weep, and shake] That is, _constrain_ the eye to _weep_, _and_ the heart to _shake_.”
“If the Democrats do not want to weep from the left side of their eyes in November, they should let Clinton go home in peace.”
“Mr. Pell drew out a pocket – handkerchief, when he came to the word weep, but he made no further use of it than to wipe away a slight tinge of rum which hung upon his upper lip.”
“Mr. Pell drew out a pocket-handkerchief, when he came to the word weep, but he made no further use of it than to wipe away a slight tinge of rum which hung upon his upper lip.”
“To weep with those that weep," is I believe often an alleviation”
“Read it and weep, that is what the choice is today .... anyone who does not vote for Obama or Mc Cain, has got to have a screw loose in their head these days .... she will bring chaos to our already shaky United States, for polical reasons.”
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