Meaning of weep


Pronunciation: (wēp), [key]
— v., n. wept, weep•ing,
  1. to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage.
  2. to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: The old water tank was weeping at the seams.
  3. to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
  1. to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother.
  2. to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude.
  3. to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum.
  4. to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usually fol. by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out; to weep oneself to sleep.
  1. weeping, or a fit of weeping.
  2. the exudation of water or liquid.


Pronunciation: (wēp), [key]
  1. the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, of Europe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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