to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy;to weep with rage.
to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother.
to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude.
to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum.
to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usually followed by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out;to weep oneself to sleep.
weeping, or a fit of weeping.
the exudation of water or liquid.
Other definitions for weep (2 of 2)
the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, of Europe.
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How to use weep in a sentence
The Genius of Mozart is still in mourning and she weeps for the death of her pupil.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer | John Suchet | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Oh my legs,” another weeps as he is forced to maneuver himself, crab-like, across a field in the near-100-degree heat.
When the couple get in a fight, with Samantha whispering, “I can feel the fear you carry around…,” Theodore gently weeps.Why Joaquin Phoenix, Who Wows in ‘Her,’ Is the Greatest Actor Alive | Marlow Stern | December 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I mean, everyone I love is here,” she weeps, as she faces the sprawling settlement.Film Review: Documentary Explores Israeli Attitudes to the Palestinian Nakba | Lisa Goldman | November 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And so he plays a part he no longer wants to play, and he weeps in silence the entire time.Latest ‘Breaking Bad’ Episode, ‘Ozymandias,’ Is Most Action-Packed Yet | Andrew Romano | September 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When her daughter laughs, she weeps; when Caroline wishes her happiness public, she tries to conceal hers.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete | Honore de Balzac
He longs for me, and I long for him; for me he weeps, and I weep for him.A Boswell of Baghdad | E. V. Lucas
When two friends have a common purse, one 25 sings and the other weeps.
Peninnah had children, Hannah the affections of her husband; the former persecutes, and the other weeps.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox
God can weep, and weeps more painful tears than ours; for he is God, and we are his little ones.There and Back | George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for weep
to shed (tears) as an expression of grief or unhappiness
(tr foll by out) to utter, shedding tears
(when intr, foll by for) to mourn or lament (for something)
to exude (drops of liquid)
(intr) (of a wound, etc) to exude a watery or serous fluid
a spell of weeping
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