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·ing, n. The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears.
1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. “Weeping eyes.”
2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water. “Weeping grounds.”
3. Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash.
4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.
Weeping cross, a cross erected on or by the highway, especially for the devotions of penitents; hence, to return by the weeping cross, to return from some undertaking in humiliation or penitence.
Weeping rock, a porous rock from which water gradually issues.
Weeping sinew, a ganglion. See Ganglion, n., 2. [Colloq.]
Weeping spring, a spring that discharges water slowly.
adj : showing sorrow [syn: dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose,
n : the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs
or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying
of a child"; "she was in tears" [syn: crying, tears]