Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suffering the loss of a loved one.
  • noun People who are bereaved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective mourning due to the death of a loved one.

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  • adjective having suffered the death of a loved one
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bereave.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective sorrowful through loss or deprivation
  • noun a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved

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Examples

  • My wife (with an M. Div.) has thought about collecting recipes of these "death dishes" since bringing the casserole or other dish for the family of the bereaved is near folk custom.

    funeral food | Homesick Texan

  • He was a promising looking fellow, and I fully believed the answer that he made to the again bereaved mother, when, with quivering lips, she said: "Be good to my girl."

    The Congress of Women: Held in the Woman's Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U. S. A., 1893, With Portraits, Biographies and Addresses

  • It's the fact that by voicing those suspicions you were, to all intents and purposes, calling the bereaved liars before Gately's body was even in the ground.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • It's the fact that by voicing those suspicions you were, to all intents and purposes, calling the bereaved liars before Gately's body was even in the ground.

    An Open Letter to Jan Moir

  • Belatedly recalling her bereaved state, she let out a sharp, unconvincing yelp of woe and stooped to scrape up a handful of dust, which she poured haphazardly over her head.

    The Mummy Case

  • The grief for the lost and the sympathy for the survivors and the bereaved are the same; but there is not, and there cannot be, the same undercurrent of indignation.

    Notes on Life and Letters

  • Epstein is occupied mostly as a "real life" reporter for voyeuristic gossip magazines, cold-calling bereaved parents and such.

    The Register

  • Epstein is occupied mostly as a "real life" reporter for voyeuristic gossip magazines, cold-calling bereaved parents and such.

    The Register

  • Ben-Zvi replied quoting a passage from the Book of Samuel: "As your sword bereaved women, so will your mother be bereaved among women."

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  • Ben-Zvi replied quoting a passage from the Book of Samuel: "As your sword bereaved women, so will your mother be bereaved among women."

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