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  • n. Someone filled with or expressing grief or sadness, especially over a death; someone who mourns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who mourns or is grieved at any misfortune, as the death of a friend.
  • n. One who attends a funeral as a hired mourner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who mourns or laments.
  • n. One employed to attend funerals in a habit of mourning.
  • n. Anything associated with mourning.
  • n. In certain localities, at a funeral, one who is recognized as belonging to the circle of those most afflicted by the death and has a special place accordingly.
  • n. One who has the mourning of the chine.
  • n. A penitent, especially one who makes public announcement of a desire for salvation: used in Methodist churches.

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

  • n. a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)

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