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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lament  \La*ment"\,  v.  i.  [F.  lamenter,  L.  lamentari  fr 
  lamentum  a  lament.] 
  To  express  or  feel  sorrow;  to  weep  or  wail;  to  mourn. 
 
  Jeremiah  lamented  for  Josiah.  --2  Chron. 
  xxxv.  25. 
 
  Ye  shall  weep  and  lament,  but  the  world  shall  rejoice. 
  --John  xvi. 
  20. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lament  \La*ment"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lamented};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lamenting}.] 
  To  mourn  for  to  bemoan;  to  bewail. 
 
  One  laughed  at  follies,  one  lamented  crimes.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  deplore;  mourn;  bewail.  See  {Deplore}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lament  \La*ment"\,  n.  [L.  lamentum.  Cf  {Lament},  v.] 
  1.  Grief  or  sorrow  expressed  in  complaints  or  cries; 
  lamentation;  a  wailing;  a  moaning;  a  weeping. 
 
  Torment,  and  loud  lament,  and  furious  rage. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  An  elegy  or  mournful  ballad,  or  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lament 
  n  1:  a  cry  of  sorrow  and  grief;  "their  pitiful  laments  could  be 
  heard  throughout  the  ward"  [syn:  {lamentation},  {plaint}, 
  {wail}] 
  2:  a  song  or  hymn  of  mourning  composed  or  performed  as  a 
  memorial  to  a  dead  person  [syn:  {dirge},  {coronach},  {requiem}, 
  {threnody}] 
  3:  a  mournful  poem;  a  lament  for  the  dead  [syn:  {elegy}] 
  v  1:  express  grief  verbally  [syn:  {keen}] 
  2:  regret  strongly  [syn:  {deplore},  {bewail},  {bemoan},  {regret}] 




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