weep


weep
weep1
/weep/, v., wept, weeping, n.
v.i.
1. to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage.
2. to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: The old water tank was weeping at the seams.
3. to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
v.t.
4. to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother.
5. to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude.
6. to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum.
7. to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usually fol. by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out; to weep oneself to sleep.
n.
8. weeping, or a fit of weeping.
9. the exudation of water or liquid.
[bef. 900; ME wepen, OE wepan to wail; c. Goth wopjan to call, ON aepa to cry out]
Syn. 1. sob; wail, lament. 4. bewail, bemoan, lament.
Ant. 1. laugh, rejoice.
weep2
/weep/, n. Brit. Dial.
the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, of Europe.
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