from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that weeps.
- n. A hired mourner.
- n. A badge of mourning, such as a black hatband or veil.
- n. A hole or pipe in a wall to allow water to run off.
- n. Informal A highly sentimental artistic, cinematic, or dramatic work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agent noun of weep; a person who weeps.
- n. A hired mourner.
- n. A thing that slowly leaks liquid.
- n. A weeping tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who weeps; esp., one who sheds tears.
- n. A white band or border worn on the sleeve as a badge of mourning.
- n. The capuchin. See Capuchin, 3 (a).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. plural Long side-whiskers.
- n. One who weeps; one who sheds tears; specifically, a hired mourner at a funeral.
- n. Something worn conventionally as a badge of mourning.
- n. A long hatband, like a scarf, of crape or other black stuff, worn by men at a funeral.
- n. The long black crape veil worn by a widow in her weeds.
- n. Anything resembling a weeper in senses 1 and 2 in shape or use.
- n. The South American capuchin monkey, Cebus capucinus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who weeps
- n. a hired mourner
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The other offered us her services as a "weeper," which meant that if we had anything we were feeling sad about, she would do our weeping for us.
From its gaunt branches hung a black, funeral kind of weeper, a kind of moss resembling iron-gray horse-hair both in texture and uses, though not so long in the staple.
Judicious watering, including through subterranean "weeper" pipes fed from 20-litre containers of rainwater collected from the roof of the church helped the plants through the worst of the heat.
"women's" picture, a sentimental "weeper" if you will, but I needed to see it, as I'll never pass up a film that includes James Garner.
When Gloria, Vera's employer, gets a shot at the lead role in a high-calorie weeper called "The Belle of New Orleans" that also has a small but choice part for a slave, Vera contrives through elaborately silly means to audition for the part.
A shout out to East End Country Gent Liam Watson for introducing us to the ways of the weeper.
Not so long ago, she won over hearts as a trusting single mom in "Jerry Maguire," starred opposite Meryl Streep in a mother-daughter weeper and racked up Academy Award nominations three years in a row, ultimately winning an Oscar for "Cold Mountain" in 2004.
In the spirit of the emcee's Valentine's Day weeper, I'd like SNL to make this vow: Never book Channing Tatum again.
There are manly love songs (like the mid-tempo "Heartache That Don't Stop Hurting," stopped from being a full-fledge weeper only by Aldean's limited range).
As for the crying… I'm no great weeper, any tears shed at fringes past most likely those of boozy mirth in some dingy standup den; who knows what happened here.