Mourn v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mourned p. pr. & vb. n. Mourning.]
1. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.
Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. --Gen. xxiii. 2.
2. To wear the customary garb of a mourner.
We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood? --Shak.
Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year. --Pope.
1. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow.
2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black.
The houses to their tops with black were spread,
And ev'n the pavements were with mourning hid. --Dryden.
Deep mourning. See under Deep.
1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting.
2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like.
Mourning bride Bot., a garden flower (Scabiosa atropurpurea) with dark purple or crimson flowers in flattened heads.
Mourning dove Zool., a wild dove (Zenaidura macroura) found throughout the United States; -- so named from its plaintive note. Called also Carolina dove. See Illust. under Dove.
Mourning warbler Zool., an American ground warbler (Geothlypis Philadelphia). The male has the head, neck, and chest, deep ash-gray, mixed with black on the throat and chest; other lower parts are pure yellow.
adj : sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
[syn: bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving,
n 1: state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
2: the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing
grief [syn: lamentation]