verb (used without object), wept, weep·ing.
verb (used with object), wept, weep·ing.
Origin of weep1
Synonyms for weep
Antonyms for weep
noun British Dialect.
Origin of weep2
Related Words for weepmoan, sob, wail, whimper, grieve, mourn, complain, howl, bemoan, bewail, lament, drip, bawl, squall, keen, snivel, yowl, blubber, deplore, ululate
Examples from the Web for weep
Contemporary Examples of weep
She did not weep on cue in public when Monteith died, or seek sympathy.Why Does Everyone Hate Lea Michele?
October 9, 2014
“For all the victims of the mindless wars, in every age, humanity needs to weep,” he said.Pope Francis vs. The Warmongers
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 13, 2014
World leaders, and we, should look on them, be sickened, weep, and maybe finally learn.To Truly Shame Putin, Show Us the Bodies of MH17
July 22, 2014
“It is so expensive it makes me weep,” says Baum, the British oncologist.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
But the laxity of the white church collectively has caused me to weep tears of love.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2014
Historical Examples of weep
Humans are funniest when they weep and tremble before, like you say, 'the facts in the case.'The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Then they will cease, and wives and mothers will come here to weep.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
She did not weep: long ago she had exhausted the relief of tears.Within the Law
What is the matter with you, dear Angélique, and what misfortune makes you weep?The Imaginary Invalid
It may be that by-and-by you will not have tears enough to weep.The Dream
verb weeps, weeping or wept
Word Origin for weep
Old English wepan "shed tears, cry" (class VII strong verb; past tense weop, past participle wopen), from Proto-Germanic *wopjan (cf. Old Norse op, Old High German wuof "shout, shouting, crying," Old Saxon wopian, Gothic wopjan "to shout, cry out, weep"), from PIE *wab- "to cry, scream" (cf. Latin vapulare "to be flogged;" Old Church Slavonic vupiti "to call," vypu "gull"). Weeping willow (cf. French saule pleureur, German trauerweide) is recorded from 1731. The tree is native to Asia; the first brought to England were imported 1748, from the Euphrates. Replaced cypress as a funerary emblem.