Pronunciation Verb

weep (weeps, present participle weeping; past and past participle wept)

  1. To cry; shed tears.
    • They wept together in silence.
  2. To lament; to complain.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Numbers 11:13 ↗:
      They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
  3. (medicine, of a, wound or sore) To produce secretions.
  4. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
    a weeping spring, which discharges water slowly
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      The blood weeps from my heart.
  5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; said of a plant or its branches.
  6. (obsolete, transitive) To weep over; to bewail.
    • Fair Venus wept the sad disaster / Of having lost her favorite dove.
Synonyms Translations Noun

weep (plural weeps)

  1. A session of crying.
    Sometimes you just have to have a good weep.

weep (plural weeps)

  1. A lapwing; wipe, especially, a northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).

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