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Definition of "weep" []

  • To shed (tears) as an expression of emotion: weep bitter tears of remorse. (verb-transitive)
  • To express grief or anguish for; lament: wept the death of the child. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring to a specified condition by weeping: She wept herself into a state of exhaustion. (verb-transitive)
  • To exude or let fall (drops of liquid): "cuts the jellied milk into tiny, soft curds that weep whey” ( Kit Snedaker). (verb-transitive)
  • To express emotion, such as grief or sadness, by shedding tears. See Synonyms at cry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To shed (tears) as an expression of grief or unhappiness (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To utter, shedding tears (verb)
  • To mourn or lament (for something) (verb)
  • To exude (drops of liquid) (verb)
  • (of a wound, etc) to exude a watery or serous fluid (verb)
  • A spell of weeping (noun)

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Use "weep" in a sentence
  • "IV. i.157 (312,6) [and that when you are inclin'd to sleep] [W: to weep] I know not why we should read _to weep_."
  • "_Rejoice with them that do rejoice_, _and weep with them that weep_."
  • "_Rejoice with then that do rejoice_, _and weep with them that weep_."