weep

  • 21 weep — verb ADVERB ▪ quietly, silently, softly ▪ loudly ▪ openly ▪ The people wept openly when his death was announced. ▪ …

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  • 22 weep — I. /wip / (say weep) verb (wept, weeping) –verb (i) 1. to manifest grief or anguish, originally by outcry, now by tears; shed tears, as from sorrow, unhappiness, or any overpowering emotion; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage. 2. to let fall …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 23 weep */ — UK [wiːp] / US [wɪp] verb Word forms weep : present tense I/you/we/they weep he/she/it weeps present participle weeping past tense wept UK [wept] / US past participle wept 1) [intransitive/transitive] to cry because you feel unhappy or have some… …

    English dictionary

  • 24 weep — [[t]wi͟ːp[/t]] weeps, weeping, wept 1) VERB If someone weeps, they cry. [LITERARY] She wanted to laugh and weep all at once... [V ing] The weeping family hugged and comforted each other... [V n] She wept tears of joy. N SING: a N Weep is also a… …

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  • 25 Weep — A weep or a weep brick is a small opening that allows water to drain from within an assembly. Weeps are located at the bottom of the object to allow for drainage; the weep hole must be sized adequately to overcome surface tension.In building… …

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  • 26 weep — [[t]wip[/t]] v. wept, weep•ing, n. 1) to express an overpowering emotion, esp. grief, by shedding tears; shed tears; cry 2) to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: a water tank weeping at the seams[/ex] 3) to exude water or liquid …

    From formal English to slang

  • 27 weep — verb past tense and past participle wept, 1 (I, T) formal or literary to cry, especially because you feel very sad: James broke down and wept. | weep bitterly (=cry a lot) 2 I could have wept spoken used to say that you felt very disappointed… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 28 weep — see laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 29 weep — verb (wept; weeping) Etymology: Middle English wepen, from Old English wēpan; akin to Old High German wuoffan to weep, Serbian & Croatian vapiti to cry out Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to express deep sorrow for usually by… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 30 weep — Synonyms and related words: bag, bawl, bemoan, bewail, bleed, blubber, boohoo, break down, burst into tears, cascade, condense, cry, daggle, dangle, depend, deplore, dirge, discharge, dissolve in tears, distill, drabble, drag, draggle, drape,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 31 weep — [OE] Weep goes back to prehistoric Germanic *wōpjan, which probably originated in imitation of the sound of wailing or lamentation. Most of its Germanic relatives have long since died out, but Icelandic still has ǽpa ‘cry out, scream’ …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 32 weep —   Uē; uwē helu (and wail in mourning); makena (lamentation); loku.   See sayings, māmane.     The heavens weep, the land lives, uwē ka lani, ola ka honua.   In poetry, rails and tears symbolize weeping …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 33 weep — [OE] Weep goes back to prehistoric Germanic *wōpjan, which probably originated in imitation of the sound of wailing or lamentation. Most of its Germanic relatives have long since died out, but Icelandic still has ǽpa ‘cry out, scream’ …

    Word origins

  • 34 weep — v. & n. v. (past and past part. wept) 1 intr. shed tears. 2 a tr. & (foll. by for) intr. shed tears for; bewail, lament over. b tr. utter or express with tears ( Don t go, he wept; wept her thanks). 3 a intr. be covered with or send forth drops.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 35 weep — verb /wiːp/ To cry, shed tears. See Also: weepy, weeping willow …

    Wiktionary

  • 36 weep — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. shed tears, cry, lament, wail, sob, blubber; mourn, grieve; rain, flow, drip. See lamentation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. shed tears, cry, sob, grieve for; see cry 1 , mourn 1 . See Synonym Study at cry …

    English dictionary for students

  • 37 weep — v. n. RG. 420; [wyppen]. O. and N. 1064 …

    Oldest English Words

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

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 39 weep — wepan …

    English to the Old English

  • 40 weep — verb (past and past participle wept) 1》 shed tears.     ↘archaic mourn for; shed tears over. 2》 exude liquid. 3》 [as adjective weeping] used in names of tree and shrub varieties with drooping branches, e.g. weeping cherry. noun a spell of… …

    English new terms dictionary