mourning


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to mourning: morning

mourn·ing

 (môr′nĭng)
n.
1. The actions or expressions of one who has suffered a bereavement.
2. Conventional outward signs of grief for the dead, such as a black armband or black clothes.
3. The period during which a death is mourned.

mourning

(ˈmɔːnɪŋ)
n
1. the act or feelings of one who mourns; grief
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the conventional symbols of grief, such as the wearing of black
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the period of time during which a death is officially mourned
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) in mourning observing the conventions of mourning
adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to mourning
ˈmourningly adv

mourn•ing

(ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-)

n.
1. the act of a person who mourns; sorrowing; lamentation.
2. the conventional manifestation of sorrow for a person's death, esp. by the wearing of black, the hanging of flags at half-mast, etc.
3. the symbols of such sorrow, as black garments.
4. the period during which a bereft person grieves.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mourning - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved onemourning - 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"
2.mourning - the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
expression, reflexion, reflection, manifestation - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
Adj.1.mourning - sorrowful through loss or deprivationmourning - sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

mourning

noun
1. grieving, grief, bereavement, weeping, woe, lamentation, keening The period of mourning and bereavement may be long.
2. black, weeds, sackcloth and ashes, widow's weeds Yesterday the whole country was in mourning.
Translations
ثِياب الحِدادحِدادحَدَّادٌ
smuteksmuteční šaty
sorgsørgedragt
sureminen
tugovanje
gyászruha
sorgsorgarklæîi
悲嘆
애도
smútočné šaty
žalovanje
sorg
การไว้ทุกข์
matemmatem elbisesiyas
sự thương tiếc

mourning

[ˈmɔːnɪŋ]
A. Nluto m, duelo m; (= dress) → luto m
to be in mourning (for sb)estar de luto or duelo (por algn)
to wear mourningllevar luto
to come out of mourningdejar el luto
to plunge a town into mourningponer de luto a una ciudad
B. CPD mourning clothes NPLluto m

mourning

[ˈmɔːrnɪŋ] ndeuil m
to be in mourning → être en deuil
a day of mourning → une journée de deuil

mourning

n (= act)Trauer f, → Trauern nt(of um); (with wailing) → Wehklage f; (= period etc)Trauerzeit f; (= dress)Trauer(kleidung) f; to be in mourning for somebodyum jdn trauern; (= wear mourning)Trauer tragen; to come out of mourningdie Trauer ablegen; to go into mourningtrauern; (= wear mourning)Trauer anlegen; next Tuesday has been declared a day of national mourningfür den kommenden Dienstag wurde Staatstrauer angeordnet

mourning

[ˈmɔːnɪŋ]
1. nlutto
to be in mourning → essere in lutto
to wear mourning → portare il lutto
2. adj (dress) → da lutto

mourn

(moːn) verb
to have or show great sorrow eg for a person who has died. She mourned (for) her dead son.
ˈmourner noun
The mourners stood round the graveside.
ˈmournful adjective
feeling or showing sorrow. a mournful expression.
ˈmournfully adverb
ˈmourning noun
1. grief shown eg because of someone's death.
2. black or dark-coloured clothes suitable for a mourner. She was wearing mourning.

mourning

حَدَّادٌ smutek sorg Trauer πένθος luto sureminen deuil tugovanje cordoglio 悲嘆 애도 rouw sorg opłakiwanie luto траур sorg การไว้ทุกข์ matem sự thương tiếc 哀悼
References in classic literature ?
There was the garnet set which Aunt March wore when she came out, the pearls her father gave her on her wedding day, her lover's diamonds, the jet mourning rings and pins, the queer lockets, with portraits of dead friends and weeping willows made of hair inside, the baby bracelets her one little daughter had worn, Uncle March's big watch, with the red seal so many childish hands had played with, and in a box all by itself lay Aunt March's wedding ring, too small now for her fat finger, but put carefully away like the most precious jewel of them all.
I tramped through the puddles and under the showery trees, mourning for Marguerite Gauthier as if she had died only yesterday, sighing with the spirit of 1840, which had sighed so much, and which had reached me only that night, across long years and several languages, through the person of an infirm old actress.
They had answered his melancholy and mourning by sympathy and sorrow; his assertions, by gestures of confirmation; and his boasting, with the exultation of savages.
Many dismal tales were told about funeral trains, and mourning cries and wailings heard and seen about the great tree where the unfortunate Major Andre was taken, and which stood in the neighborhood.
The sea-vultures all in pious mourning, the air-sharks all punctiliously in black or speckled.
Bird, with a keen, scrutinizing glance, and it did not escape her that she was dressed in deep mourning.
When, in doleful dumps, breaking the awful stillness of our wooden sidewalk on a Sunday, or, perchance, a watcher in the house of mourning, I hear a cockerel crow far or near, I think to myself, "There is one of us well, at any rate,"--and with a sudden gush return to my senses.
During two years Conrad spent his days, from the early morning till the night, under the linden tree, mourning over the imaginary grave of his Catharina.
When I waked up just at daybreak he was sitting there with his head down betwixt his knees, moaning and mourning to himself.
She's a stoop-shouldered old woman with a covered basket on her arm, in a black veil, dressed in mourning.
In the present case these were both employed to his advantage, and mourning his stupidity and praying for some flash of inspiration to light his path, he blundered along, trusting to Providence.
I sank down again, mourning over my wretched condition.