- weep buckets,
- weep hole,
- weeping fig,
- weeping golden bell,
- weeping ivy,
- weeping lovegrass,
- weeping myall
Origin of weeping
verb (used without object), wept, weep·ing.
verb (used with object), wept, weep·ing.
Origin of weep1
Examples from the Web for weeping
There is weeping and gnashing of teeth in Blue State America today.
Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.
This weekend, thousands of people will stand in line to pay $13 for the privilege of grieving to the point of weeping.The Science of Weepies: Why We Love Crying at the Movies|Elizabeth Picciuto|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sound of weeping soldiers punctured the silence in the theater.The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan|Kate Hoit|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He rubbed his eyes, which wandered, looking for comfort from his weeping mother.After 3 Years of Brutal War Syria is Still Burning, but the World’s Attention Seems to Have Moved On.|Abdulhamid Qabbani|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The church of La Madeleine has a crucifix with a weeping Magdalene at its foot.Ecclesiastical Curiosities|Various
The apple orchard was a favorite haunt, and the Weeping Willows when the wind was from the right direction.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
What about that stern discipline that was to be put in force here—no rocking, no getting up at night to coddle a weeping infant?Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
In another second that pretty young lady who had been addressed was weeping with her head upon my shoulder.Allan and the Holy Flower|H. Rider Haggard
She came to him now, and putting her head upon his shoulder, burst into a storm of weeping.Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
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.