bereaved

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

bereaved \be*reaved"\ (b[-e]*r[=e]v"), adjective mourning due to the death of a loved one.

Syn: bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(prenominal), sorrowing(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bereave \Be*reave"\ (b[-e]*r[=e]v"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bereaved} (b[-e]*r[=e]vd"), {Bereft} (b[-e]*r[e^]ft"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bereaving.}] [OE. bireven, AS. bere['a]fian. See {Be-}, and {Reave.}]

1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away.

Madam, you have bereft me of all words. --Shak.

Bereft of him who taught me how to sing. --Tickell.

2. To take away from. [Obs.]

All your interest in those territories Is utterly bereft you; all is lost. --Shak.

3. To take away. [Obs.]

Shall move you to bereave my life. --Marlowe.

Note: The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and strength.

Syn: To dispossess; to divest.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bereaved

adjective

1: sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope" [syn: {bereaved}, {bereft}, {grief-stricken}, {grieving}, {mourning(a)}, {sorrowing(a)}]

noun

1: a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; "the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of" [syn: {bereaved}, {bereaved person}]


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