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

Weep \Weep\, verb (used without an object) [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, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. [oe]pa, Goth. w[=o]pjan. [root]129.]

1. Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.

And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck. --Acts xx. 37.

Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh. --Mitford.

And eyes that wake to weep. --Mrs. Hemans.

And they wept together in silence. --Longfellow.

2. To lament; to complain. "They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat." --Num. xi. 13.

3. To flow in drops; to run in drops.

The blood weeps from my heart. --Shak.

4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.

5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.

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

Weeping \Weep"ing\, noun The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears.

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

Weeping \Weep"ing\, adjective

1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. "Weeping eyes." --I. Watts.

2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water. "Weeping grounds." --Mortimer.

3. Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash.

4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.

{Weeping cross}, 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.

{Weeping rock}, a porous rock from which water gradually issues.

{Weeping sinew}, a ganglion. See {Ganglion}, noun, 2. [Colloq.]

{Weeping spring}, a spring that discharges water slowly.

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



1: showing sorrow [syn: {dolorous}, {dolourous}, {lachrymose}, {tearful}, {weeping}]

2: having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers" [syn: {cernuous}, {drooping}, {nodding}, {pendulous}, {weeping}]


1: the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears" [syn: {crying}, {weeping}, {tears}]

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