weeping

play
adjective weep·ing \ˈwē-piŋ\

Definition of weeping

  1. 1 :  tearful

  2. 2 archaic :  rainy

  3. 3 :  having slender pendent branches <a weeping beech>

Examples of weeping in a sentence

  1. <with its long, weeping fronds, this plant makes a nice ornamental>

  2. <a weeping song about a long-lost love>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of weeping

before 12th century


WEEPING Defined for English Language Learners

weeping

play
adjective weep·ing \ˈwē-piŋ\

Definition of weeping for English Language Learners

  • of a tree : having thin branches that hang down toward the ground


WEEPING Defined for Kids

weeping

adjective weep·ing \ˈwē-piŋ\

Definition of weeping for Students

  1. :  having slender drooping branches <a weeping birch>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up weeping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a leading champion of a cause

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ