weep /ˈwɪp/ 動詞
Weep n. Zool. The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.
Weep, obs. imp. of Weep, for wept.
Weep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wept p. pr. & vb. n. Weeping.]
1. Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.
And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck. --Acts xx. 37.
Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh. --Mitford.
And eyes that wake to weep. --Mrs. Hemans.
And they wept together in silence. --Longfellow.
2. To lament; to complain. “They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.”
3. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
The blood weeps from my heart. --Shak.
4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.
Weep, v. t.
1. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. “I weep bitterly the dead.”
We wandering go
Through dreary wastes, and weep each other's woe. --Pope.
2. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.
Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth. --Milton.
Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm. --Milton.
v : shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried
bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl
in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could
not get up the stairs" [syn: cry] [ant: laugh]