Definition of weep
1 : to express deep sorrow for usually by shedding tears : bewail weeping the sins and errors of his youth — Edward Gibbon
2 : to pour forth (tears) from the eyes
3 : to exude (a fluid) slowly : ooze a tree weeping sap
1 : to express passion (such as grief) by shedding tears
2a : to give off or leak fluid slowly : oozeb of a fluid : to flow sluggishly or in drops
3 : to droop over : bend
Examples of weep in a Sentence
He wept at the news of her death.
She sat down and wept.
He wept bitter tears of disappointment.
The meringue will weep if you put it in the fridge.
Recent Examples of weep from the Web
Carlos’ distraught mother, Teodora, wept and asked for forgiveness.
Groups of people huddled near various points of the intersections, some talking and laughing, others sobbing or comforting those who wept.
Sulaiman told the AP at an evacuation center where some people wept as rescue workers handed out biscuits and water.
In Lacey’s novel, that shame vanishes into M.R.I.s, facial-detection software and artisanal electromagnetic pulses that can make a person weep or flush.
The Indian man wept as a helicopter landed in Kathmandu carrying the body of his brother, one of hundreds of climbers who have died while attempting to climb Mount Everest.
Sam Zell wanna-bes with no intention of allowing Google to molest their precious pages now have a central weeping wall.
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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of weep for English Language Learners
: to cry because you are very sad or are feeling some other strong emotion
: to produce a liquid slowly
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