verb (used without object), wept, weep·ing.
verb (used with object), wept, weep·ing.
Origin of weep1
Synonyms for weep
Antonyms for weep
Examples from the Web for wept
Contemporary Examples of 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
The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where they wept by the waters.ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq
July 7, 2014
“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
June 29, 2014
We have wept that God may show his beneficence his mercy and that his peace may come upon the people of Pakistan.Bergdahl’s Dad: Drone Killed Captor’s Kid
June 6, 2014
That had upset her, she wept, and Donte is still recovering.The All-American Abuse of ‘Friday Night Tykes’
January 23, 2014
Historical Examples of wept
And then, amid his lore of wretchedness he hid his face and wept.The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
He told of old servants who had wept when he decided to close the house and go away.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
His maiden looked up from her mother's lap where she wept for him, and fled shrieking.The Trail Book
Big tears rolled down his face, but he smiled all the time that he wept.
And now here was some one who wept because she had spoken of her mother to him.
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.