[ wept ]
/ wɛpt /


simple past tense and past participle of weep1.

Definition for wept (2 of 2)

[ weep ]
/ wip /

verb (used without object), wept, weep·ing.

verb (used with object), wept, weep·ing.


weeping, or a fit of weeping.
the exudation of water or liquid.

Origin of weep

before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan to wail; cognate with Gothic wōpjan to call, Old Norse æpa to cry out
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British Dictionary definitions for wept (1 of 2)

/ (wɛpt) /


the past tense and past participle of weep

British Dictionary definitions for wept (2 of 2)

/ (wiːp) /

verb weeps, weeping or wept

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

Word Origin for weep

Old English wēpan; related to Gothic wōpjan, Old High German wuofan, Old Slavonic vabiti to call
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