bereavement


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be·reave

 (bĭ-rēv′)
tr.v. be·reaved or be·reft (-rĕft′), be·reav·ing, be·reaves
1. To take a loved one from (a person), especially by death: "Cry aloud for the man who is dead, for the woman and children bereaved" (Alan Paton).
2. To take something valuable or necessary from (a person or thing): "He was subject to fits, which bereaved him ... of his senses" (David Hume).

[Middle English bireven, to deprive, from Old English berēafian; see reup- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

be·reave′ment n.
be·reav′er n.

bereavement

(bɪˈriːvmənt)
n
1. the condition of having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
2. a death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bereavement - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved onebereavement - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
sorrowfulness, sadness, sorrow - the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

bereavement

noun loss, death, misfortune, deprivation, affliction, tribulation those who have suffered a bereavement
Translations
فاجِعَه، مَوْت
úmrtíztráta
tab
ástvinamissir
úmrtie

bereavement

[bɪˈriːvmənt] N (= loss) → pérdida f; (= mourning) → duelo m; (= sorrow) → pesar m

bereavement

[bɪˈriːvmənt] n
(= loss of loved one) → perte f (d'un proche), deuil m
a family bereavement → un deuil familial
(= grief) → deuil mbereavement counselling (British) bereavement counseling (US) nsoutien m psychologique (aux personnes endeuillées)
She's been going for bereavement counselling since the death of her husband → Elle reçoit un soutien psychologique depuis la mort de son mari.bereavement counsellor (British) bereavement counselor (US) nchargé(e) m/f d'accompagnement (des familles endeuillées)

bereavement

n
(= death in family)Trauerfall m; owing to a/his recent bereavementwegen or aufgrund eines Trauerfalls/dieses für ihn so schmerzlichen Verlusts; to sympathize with somebody in his bereavementjds Leid teilen
(= feeling of loss)schmerzlicher Verlust; to feel a sense of bereavement at somethingetw als schmerzlichen Verlust empfinden

bereavement

[bɪˈriːvmənt] nlutto

bereaved

(biˈriːvd) adjective
having lost, through death, someone dear. a bereaved mother.
beˈreavement noun
The family has suffered two bereavements recently.

bereavement

n luto, dolor m emocional por la pérdida de un ser amado
References in classic literature ?
I longed to be his; I panted to return: it was not too late; I could yet spare him the bitter pang of bereavement.
The latter's distraction at his bereavement is a subject too painful to be dwelt on; its after-effects showed how deep the sorrow sunk.
I was aware that you sustained a bereavement, sir, some time ago,' said Mr.
But while poor Silas's loss served thus to brush the slow current of Raveloe conversation, Silas himself was feeling the withering desolation of that bereavement about which his neighbours were arguing at their ease.
Korak's image was still often in her thoughts, but it aroused now a less well-defined sense of bereavement.
With the exception of those who mourned by the corpse, every one seemed disposed to drown the sense of the late bereavement in convivial indulgence.
This language, sir," said the marquis, "addressed to people in bereavement and grief is beyond all qualification.
We strolled and strolled and really not much passed between us save the recognition of her bereavement, conveyed in my manner and in a visible air that she had of depending on me now, since I let her see that I took an interest in her.
If you said a patient couldn't live another month the family prepared itself for a bereavement, and if then the patient lived on they visited the medical attendant with the resentment they felt at having tormented themselves before it was necessary.
In some manner he had learned of my own sad bereavement, and his sympathy was shown in his manner rather than in his words.
The door of the house in the Cromwell Road opened; gloomy vistas of passage and staircase were revealed; such light as there was seemed to be concentrated upon a silver salver of visiting-cards, whose black borders suggested that the widow's friends had all suffered the same bereavement.
Our kind neighbours lamented that she, once so exalted in wealth and station, should be reduced to such extremity in her time of sorrow; but I am persuaded that she would have suffered thrice as much had she been left in affluence, with liberty to remain in that house, the scene of her early happiness and late affliction, and no stern necessity to prevent her from incessantly brooding over and lamenting her bereavement.