mourning

  • 1 MOURNING — (Heb. אֵבֶל), the expression of grief and sorrow over the death of a close relative, friend, national leader, or in response to a national calamity. The lamentation (Heb. קִינָה (kinah, qinah); נְהִי, nehi) is the specifically literary and… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Mourning — Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Mourning — Mourn ing, n. [AS. murnung.] 1. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow. [1913 Webster] 2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black. [1913 Webster] The houses to their tops with …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 mourning — ► NOUN 1) the experience or expression of deep sorrow for someone who has died. 2) black clothes conventionally worn in a period of mourning …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 mourning — [môr′niŋ] n. 1. the actions or feelings of one who mourns; specif., the expression of grief at someone s death 2. black clothes, drapery, etc. worn or displayed as a conventional sign of grief for the dead 3. the period during which one mourns… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 mourning — index disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 mourning — (n.) O.E. murnung complaint, grief, verbal noun from MOURN (Cf. mourn) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 mourning — [n] sadness, time of sadness aching, bereavement, blackness, crying, darkness, grief, grieving, keening, lamentation, lamenting, languishing, moaning, pining, repining, sorrowing, wailing, weeping, woe; concepts 388,410 Ant. cheer, happiness, joy …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Mourning — Not to be confused with Morning. Margarita Teresa of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, in mourning, 1666; her brother, the young king Charles II of Spain appears behind her with his attendants wearing mourning dress …

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  • 10 mourning — noun 1 sadness about sb s death ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ national, official ▪ public VERB + MOURNING ▪ be in, go …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 mourning — n. 1) to declare, proclaim (a period of) mourning 2) to go into mourning 3) deep mourning 4) national mourning 5) in mourning for * * * [ mɔːnɪŋ] proclaim (a period of) mourning deep mourning in mourning for national mourning to declare to go in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 Mourning — Alonzo Mourning Spielerinformationen Voller Name Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. Ge …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 mourning — n. 1 the expression of deep sorrow, esp. for a dead person, by the wearing of solemn dress. 2 the clothes worn in mourning. Phrases and idioms: in mourning assuming the signs of mourning, esp. in dress. mourning band a band of black crape etc.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 mourning — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of expressing grief] Syn. sorrowing, grieving, yearning, aching, sorrow, lamentation, lamenting, pining, repining, sighing, regretting, deploring, weeping over, drooping, languishing, wailing, crying, moaning,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 mourning — [[t]mɔ͟ː(r)nɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Mourning is behaviour in which you show sadness about a person s death. The period of mourning and bereavement may be long... Expect to feel angry, depressed and confused. It s all part of the mourning process...… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 mourning — noun (U) 1 great sadness because someone has died: The drawn curtains and solemn hush told me that this was a house of mourning. 2 black clothes worn to show that you are very sad that someone has died: She was recently widowed and wearing… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 mourning —    The etiquette of mourning in the upper classes is well documented from medieval times onwards; it gradually spread into the middle classes, reaching a peak in Victorian times, particularly for women. Black clothing in matt fabrics was the… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 18 mourning — mourn|ing [ˈmo:nıŋ US ˈmo:r ] n [U] 1.) great sadness because someone has died ▪ The Armenian authorities declared May 29 a national day of mourning. in mourning (=feeling great sadness) ▪ It was the custom to visit those in mourning and sit… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 mourning — mourn|ing [ mɔrnıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) the process or ceremony of expressing great sadness because someone has died: The official period of mourning is over now. in mourning: The whole town is in mourning following the crash. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 mourning — mourn·ing || mÉ”rnɪŋ /mɔːnɪŋ n. grieving, lamentation; act of feeling sorrow for someone s death; period of mourning; clothes worn by mourners; signs of mourning adj. of one who mourns, in grief over the death of a close one; pertaining to …

    English contemporary dictionary