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weep

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verb \ˈwēp\

Simple Definition of weep

  • : to cry because you are very sad or are feeling some other strong emotion

  • : to produce a liquid slowly

Full Definition of weep

wept play \ˈwept\ weep·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to express deep sorrow for usually by shedding tears :  bewail <weeping the sins and errors of his youth — Edward Gibbon>

  3. 2 :  to pour forth (tears) from the eyes

  4. 3 :  to exude (a fluid) slowly :  ooze <a tree weeping sap>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to express passion (as grief) by shedding tears

  7. 2 a :  to give off or leak fluid slowly :  ooze b of a fluid :  to flow sluggishly or in drops

  8. 3 :  to droop over :  bend

Examples of weep

  1. He wept at the news of her death.

  2. She sat down and wept.

  3. He wept bitter tears of disappointment.

  4. The meringue will weep if you put it in the fridge.



Origin of weep

Middle English wepen, from Old English wēpan; akin to Old High German wuoffan to weep, Serbian & Croatian vapiti to cry out


First Known Use: before 12th century


WEEP Defined for Kids

weep

play
verb \ˈwēp\

Definition of weep

wept \ˈwept\weep·ing

  1. :  to shed tears :  cry




Medical Dictionary

weep

play
verb \ˈwēp\

Medical Definition of weep

wept \ˈwept\play weep·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to pour forth (tears) from the eyes

  3. 2:  to exude (a fluid) slowly

  4. intransitive verb

  5. 1:  to shed tears

  6. 2:  to exude a serous fluid <a weeping burn>





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