weeping


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weeping \Weep"ing\, n.
   The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of
   tears.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weep \Weep\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wept (w[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb.
   n. Weeping.] [OE. wepen, AS. w[=e]pan, from w[=o]p
   lamentation; akin to OFries. w?pa to lament, OS. w[=o]p
   lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. [=o]p a shouting, crying, OS.
   w[=o]pian to lament, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. [oe]pa,
   Goth. w[=o]pjan. [root]129.]
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   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.
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            And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck.
                                                  --Acts xx. 37.
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            Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh.
                                                  --Mitford.
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            And eyes that wake to weep.           --Mrs. Hemans.
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            And they wept together in silence.    --Longfellow.
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   2. To lament; to complain. "They weep unto me, saying, Give
      us flesh, that we may eat." --Num. xi. 13.
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   3. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
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            The blood weeps from my heart.        --Shak.
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   4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
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   5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to
      droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weeping \Weep"ing\, a.
   1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. "Weeping eyes." --I.
      Watts.
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   2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very
      slowly; surcharged with water. "Weeping grounds."
      --Mortimer.
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   3. Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as,
      weeping willow; a weeping ash.
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   4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.
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   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.
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