from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To feel or express grief or sorrow. synonym: grieve.
- intransitive verb To show grief for a death by conventional signs, as by wearing black clothes.
- intransitive verb To make a low, indistinct, mournful sound. Used especially of a dove.
- intransitive verb To feel or express deep regret for.
- intransitive verb To grieve over (someone who has died).
- intransitive verb To utter sorrowfully.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Sorrow.
- 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.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.
- intransitive verb To wear the customary garb of a mourner.
- transitive verb To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.
- transitive verb To utter in a mournful manner or voice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To express
sadnessor sorrowfor; to grieveover (especially a death).
- noun now literary
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb feel sadness
- verb observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.