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.
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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