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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mourn  \Mourn\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mourned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mourning}.]  [AS.  murnan  akin  to  OS  mornian,  OHG.  mornen, 
  Goth.  ma['u]rnan.] 
  1.  To  express  or  to  feel  grief  or  sorrow;  to  grieve;  to  be 
  sorrowful;  to  lament;  to  be  in  a  state  of  grief  or 
  Abraham  came  to  mourn  for  Sarah,  and  to  weep  for 
  her  --Gen.  xxiii. 
  2.  To  wear  the  customary  garb  of  a  mourner. 
  We  mourn  in  black;  why  mourn  we  not  in  blood? 
  Grieve  for  an  hour,  perhaps,  then  mourn  a  year. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mourning  \Mourn"ing\,  n.  [AS.  murnung.] 
  1.  The  act  of  sorrowing  or  expressing  grief;  lamentation; 
  2.  Garb,  drapery,  or  emblems  indicative  of  grief,  esp. 
  clothing  or  a  badge  of  somber  black. 
  The  houses  to  their  tops  with  black  were  spread,  And 
  ev'n  the  pavements  were  with  mourning  hid.  --Dryden. 
  {Deep  mourning}.  See  under  {Deep}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mourning  \Mourn"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Grieving;  sorrowing;  lamenting. 
  2.  Employed  to  express  sorrow  or  grief;  worn  or  used  as 
  appropriate  to  the  condition  of  one  bereaved  or  sorrowing; 
  as  mourning  garments;  a  mourning  ring;  a  mourning  pin, 
  and  the  like 
  {Mourning  bride}  (Bot.),  a  garden  flower  ({Scabiosa 
  atropurpurea})  with  dark  purple  or  crimson  flowers  in 
  flattened  heads. 
  {Mourning  dove}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  wild  dove  ({Zenaidura 
  macroura})  found  throughout  the  United  States;  --  so  named 
  from  its  plaintive  note.  Called  also  {Carolina  dove}.  See 
  Illust.  under  {Dove}. 
  {Mourning  warbler}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  ground  warbler 
  ({Geothlypis  Philadelphia}).  The  male  has  the  head,  neck, 
  and  chest,  deep  ash-gray,  mixed  with  black  on  the  throat 
  and  chest;  other  lower  parts  are  pure  yellow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  sorrowful  through  loss  or  deprivation;  "bereft  of  hope" 
  [syn:  {bereaved},  {bereft},  {grief-stricken},  {grieving}, 
  {mourning(a)},  {sorrowing(a)}] 
  n  :  state  of  sorrow  over  the  death  or  departure  of  a  loved  one 
  [syn:  {bereavement}] 

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