Definition for wept (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), wept, weep·ing.
verb (used with object), wept, weep·ing.
Origin of weep1
Examples from the Web for wept
So they laid her on a bier, and all seven of them sat down beside it and wept and wept for three whole days.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where they wept by the waters.
“With a gun in my hand, I wept,” he says, eyes red and cigarette smoke billowing.Syria’s Underground Film Club: Anonymous ‘Emergency Cinema,’ No Dead Bodies|Nina Strochlic|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have wept that God may show his beneficence his mercy and that his peace may come upon the people of Pakistan.
That had upset her, she wept, and Donte is still recovering.
She moaned and wept and refused all comfort, until one night she closed her eyes on the world which had been so harsh and bitter.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
And with a cry she flung herself into 211 the jumble of bright garments on her bed, and wept as if her heart would break.Cloudy Jewel|Grace Livingston Hill
He had never thought a kiss could be so sweet, and yet he could have wept, he knew not why.Dr. Heidenhoff's Process|Edward Bellamy
I could stand it no longer, but gliding underneath the tent I hid my face in my hands and wept aloud.The Survivors of the Chancellor|Jules Verne
Thus she wept and entreated till at length the knight yielded, and told her all.Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, Bisclaveret|Marie De France
British Dictionary definitions for wept (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for wept (2 of 2)
verb weeps, weeping or wept
Word Origin for weep
Word Origin and History for wept
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.