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
A few years back, a young Hawaii resident named Jake Shimabukuro made heads spin with his ukulele cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, proving that the uke’s simplicity doesn’t limit its musical possibilities.
Risner, a Crown Point mother of two, wept into her hands inside the judge's Bridgeview courtroom shortly after his decision.
A single leaf brushing bare skin can be enough to raise a red, blistering, weeping, vacation-killing rash.
Despite the fact that Steve Cohen is gearing up for a comeback that will make Preet Bharara weep, his hedge fund recorded its second-worst year ever in 2016, returning a piddling 1 percent.
Festival goers wept, lawsuits were threatened, the entire nation of the Bahamas issued an apology for their involvement.
In a postgame conference after Maryland’s 14-13 overtime loss to North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA tournament final, coach John Tillman wept in a rare display of emotion.
A witness at the Marathon station next door said the driver wept heavily as police took him into custody.
Amanda wept convincingly, and argued with the startling verbiage of her race.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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