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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weep  \Weep\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wept};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Weeping}.]  [OE.  wepen,  AS  w?pan,  from  w?p  lamentation;  akin 
  to  OFries  w?pa  to  lament,  OS  w?p  lamentation,  OHG.  wuof, 
  Icel.  ?p  a  shouting,  crying,  OS  w?pian  to  lament,  OHG. 
  wuoffan  wuoffen  Icel.  ?pa,  Goth.  w?pjan.  ????.] 
  1.  Formerly,  to  express  sorrow,  grief,  or  anguish,  by  outcry, 
  or  by  other  manifest  signs;  in  modern  use  to  show  grief 
  or  other  passions  by  shedding  tears;  to  shed  tears;  to 
  cry. 
 
  And  they  all  wept  sore,  and  fell  on  Paul's  neck. 
  --Acts  xx  37. 
 
  Phocion  was  rarely  seen  to  weep  or  to  laugh. 
  --Mitford. 
 
  And  eyes  that  wake  to  weep.  --Mrs.  Hemans. 
 
  And  they  wept  together  in  silence.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  lament;  to  complain.  ``They  weep  unto  me  saying,  Give 
  us  flesh,  that  we  may  eat.''  --Num.  xi  13. 
 
  3.  To  flow  in  drops;  to  run  in  drops. 
 
  The  blood  weeps  from  my  heart.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  drop  water,  or  the  like  to  drip;  to  be  soaked. 
 
  5.  To  hang  the  branches,  as  if  in  sorrow;  to  be  pendent;  to 
  droop;  --  said  of  a  plant  or  its  branches. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weep  \Weep\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  lament;  to  bewail;  to  bemoan.  ``I  weep  bitterly  the 
  dead.''  --A.  S.  Hardy. 
 
  We  wandering  go  Through  dreary  wastes,  and  weep  each 
  other's  woe.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  shed,  or  pour  forth,  as  tears;  to  shed  drop  by  drop,  as 
  if  tears;  as  to  weep  tears  of  joy. 
 
  Tears,  such  as  angels  weep,  burst  forth.  --Milton. 
 
  Groves  whose  rich  trees  wept  odorous  gums  and  balm. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weep  \Weep\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  lapwing;  the  wipe;  --  so  called  from  its  cry. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weep  \Weep\,  obs. 
  imp.  of  {Weep},  for  wept.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  weep 
  v  :  shed  tears  because  of  sadness  or  pain;  "She  cried  bitterly 
  when  she  heard  the  news  of  his  death"  [syn:  {cry}]  [ant: 
  {laugh}] 




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