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Definition of Weep


  1. The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from its cry.
  2. imp. of Weep, for wept.
  3. 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.
  4. To lament; to complain.
  5. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
  6. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
  7. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.
  8. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.
  9. To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.

Weep Quotations

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
Andrew Jackson

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Quintus Ennius

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza
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Weep Translations

weep in Dutch is tranen, huilen, traanogen
weep in French is pleurez, pleurons, pleurer, pleurent
weep in German is weinen
weep in Italian is lacrimare
weep in Latin is ploro
weep in Portuguese is chorar
weep in Spanish is llorar, pla ir
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