Definitions

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

  • adjective Shedding tears; tearful.
  • adjective Dropping rain.
  • adjective Having slender drooping branches.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Wailing; lamentation; shedding of tears.

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

  • noun The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears.
  • adjective Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears.
  • adjective Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water.
  • adjective Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees.
  • adjective Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.
  • adjective a cross erected on or by the highway, especially for the devotions of penitents; hence, to return by the weeping cross, to return from some undertaking in humiliation or penitence.
  • adjective a porous rock from which water gradually issues.
  • adjective [Colloq.] a ganglion. See Ganglion, n., 2.
  • adjective a spring that discharges water slowly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of weep.
  • noun Action of the verb to weep.

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

  • noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
  • adjective showing sorrow
  • adjective having branches or flower heads that bend downward

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Examples

  • We read that, when He saw the sisters weeping, _and the Jews that were with them weeping_, Jesus wept.

    Memories of Bethany

  • "Weep henceforth on the far bank, beyond ear-shot of the Fort," said John Fox, turning on his heel, "for the noise of thy weeping is exceeding great and will not let one sleep of nights."

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • They awake to find themselves covered in weeping sores, mottled skin, and are unrecognizable by their own family.

    “Elantris” by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, 2005) « The BookBanter Blog

  • I once saw her perform Allan Ginsberg's "Howl" dressed as a dog, and she had us alternatively convulsing with laughter and weeping from the sudden revealed meaning in Ginsberg's lines.

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  • I once saw her perform Allan Ginsberg's "Howl" dressed as a dog, and she had us alternatively convulsing with laughter and weeping from the sudden revealed meaning in Ginsberg's lines.

    Women Among Us: Terry Galloway

  • They awake to find themselves covered in weeping sores, mottled skin, and are unrecognizable by their own family.

    2010 February 16 « The BookBanter Blog

  • She spent the night in her recliner in our TV room, dozing fitfully, never for long, and weeping from the pain.

    Parris's knee

  • Rose-in-Hood to Uns al-Wujud: whereupon the ready drops sprang to her eyes; but she composed her mind, and, gulping down her tears, said to her husband, “O my lord, there is no profit in weeping: the right course is to cast about for a means of keeping thine honour and concealing the affair of thy daughter.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Griselda and shows a higher conception of womanly devotion, because Azizah, despite her wearisome weeping, is a girl of high intelligence and Aziz is a vicious zany, weak as water and wilful as wind.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In some circles, if you mention that you have a short-action (G3¾0) Mauser for sale, people will begin weeping and licking your shoes.

    The 50 Best Guns of All Time

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