- a person who weeps.
- (formerly) a hired mourner at a funeral.
- something worn as a badge of mourning, as a widow's black veil.
- a wine bottle that has lost some of its contents through the cork.
- any of various loose-hanging, streamerlike objects, as a long, hanging hatband or a strand of moss hanging from a tree.
- Informal. a sad story, motion picture, song, or the like, that is apt to make one cry.
Origin of weeper
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Examples from the Web for weeper
Pambo laid his hand again tenderly on the weeper's shoulder.
It was hysterical, and had burst from the restraint of the weeper.The Portion of Labor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
In a moment a Goth had led up the weeper, who came without demur to the side of Pelagia's mule.
A little dwarf, called the “Caointeach,” or weeper, is said to weep before the death of some persons.The Cruise of the Elena
J. Ewing Ritchie
"Do not despair of seeing him such one day," her mother returned, laying a gentle, quieting hand on that of the weeper.Mildred and Elsie
- a person who weeps, esp a hired mourner
- something worn as a sign of mourning
- a hole through a wall, to allow water to drain away
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