verb (used without object), wept, weep·ing.
verb (used with object), wept, weep·ing.
Origin of weep1
Definition for weep (2 of 2)
noun British Dialect.
Origin of weep2
Examples from the Web for weep
She did not weep on cue in public when Monteith died, or seek sympathy.
“For all the victims of the mindless wars, in every age, humanity needs to weep,” he said.
World leaders, and we, should look on them, be sickened, weep, and maybe finally learn.
“It is so expensive it makes me weep,” says Baum, the British oncologist.
That the capable, silvery Kathleen Sebelius is the face of Obamacare makes me want to weep.
After a few minutes' conversation, Ben broke down completely, and sat against a sand-bank to weep.Roden's Corner|Henry Seton Merriman
They had good places in a front box, and there was luckily a pillar behind which mamma could weep in comfort.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
Much and bitterly did she weep over her cursed existence, and earnestly prayed that she might be liberated from her tormentor.Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II|Alexander Huth
They labor for subsistence; they sleep for refreshment; they laugh with the merry, and weep with the afflicted.
We must be patient; but I cannot choose but weep, to think they should lay him i' the cold ground.
British Dictionary definitions for weep
verb weeps, weeping or wept
Word Origin for weep
Word Origin and History 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.