weep


weep
weep VERB (past and past part. wept) 1) shed tears. 2) exude liquid. 3) (weeping) used in names of trees and shrubs with drooping branches, e.g. weeping willow.
NOUN a fit or spell of shedding tears.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • weep|y — «WEE pee», adjective, weep|i|er, weep|i|est, noun, plural weep|ies. –adj. 1. Informal. inclined to weep; tearful: »the bold …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weep — Weep, v. t. 1. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. I weep bitterly the dead. A. S. Hardy. [1913 Webster] We wandering go Through dreary wastes, and weep each other s woe. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weep — [wēp] vi. wept, weeping [ME wepen < OE wepan, akin to wop, outcry, Goth wōpjan, OS wōpian < IE base * wab , to cry, complain > OSlav vabiti, to call to] 1. to manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by… …   English World dictionary

  • Weep — Weep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wept} (w[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Weeping}.] [OE. wepen, AS. w[=e]pan, from w[=o]p lamentation; akin to OFries. w?pa to lament, OS. w[=o]p lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. [=o]p a shouting, crying, OS. w[=o]pian to lament …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • WEEP — or Weep may refer to:* weep , the act of crying * WEEP (defunct), a defunct radio station in Virginia, Minnesota * WWNL, a radio station in Pittsburgh formerly known as WEEP …   Wikipedia

  • weep — [ wip ] (past tense and past participle wept [ wept ] ) verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to cry because you feel unhappy or have some other strong emotion: She began to weep tears of joy. weep with: He almost felt like weeping with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Weep — Weep, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The lapwing; the wipe; so called from its cry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weep — wēp vb, wept wept; weep·ing vt 1) to pour forth (tears) from the eyes 2) to exude (a fluid) slowly vi 1) to shed tears 2) to exude a serous fluid <a weeping burn> …   Medical dictionary