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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.
  • Sorrowful.
  • 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 sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death).
  • noun now literary Sorrow, grief.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English mournen, from Old English murnan; see (s)mer- in Indo-European roots.]

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Old English murnan, cognate with French morne ("gloomy").

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