Wept
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, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. [oe]pa, Goth. w[=o]pjan. [root]129.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck. --Acts xx. 37. [1913 Webster]

Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh. --Mitford. [1913 Webster]

And eyes that wake to weep. --Mrs. Hemans. [1913 Webster]

And they wept together in silence. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To lament; to complain. ``They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.'' --Num. xi. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. To flow in drops; to run in drops. [1913 Webster]

The blood weeps from my heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked. [1913 Webster]

5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wept — Wept, imp. & p. p. of {Weep}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wept — [wept] the past tense and past participle of ↑weep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wept — (weep) wept v. cry; shed tears; mourn with tears; exude liquid, drip (as with sweat) wɪːp n. cry; fit of crying v. cry; shed tears; mourn with tears; exude liquid, drip (as with sweat) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wept — [wept] vi., vt. pt. & pp. of WEEP …   English World dictionary

  • wept — /wept/, v. pt. and pp. of weep1. * * * …   Universalium

  • wept — the past tense and past participle of weep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wept — un·wept; wept; …   English syllables

  • wept — [[t]we̱pt[/t]] Wept is the past tense and past participle of weep …   English dictionary

  • wept — /wɛpt / (say wept) verb past tense and past participle of weep1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • wept — past and past participle of weep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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