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weep

 (wēp)
v. wept (wĕpt), weep·ing, weeps
v.tr.
1. To shed (tears) as an expression of emotion: weep bitter tears of remorse.
2. To express grief or anguish for; lament: wept the death of his child.
3. To bring to a specified condition by weeping: She wept herself into a state of exhaustion.
4. To exude or let fall (drops of liquid): "cuts the jellied milk into tiny, soft curds that weep whey" (Kit Snedaker).
v.intr.
1. To express emotion, such as grief, sadness, or joy, by shedding tears. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To mourn or grieve: wept for the dead.
3. To emit or run with drops of liquid: a sore that weeps.
n.
often weeps A period or fit of weeping.

[Middle English wepen, from Old English wēpan.]

weep

(wiːp)
vb, weeps, weeping or wept
1. (Physiology) to shed (tears) as an expression of grief or unhappiness
2. (Physiology) (foll by: out) to utter, shedding tears
3. (when: intr, foll by for) to mourn or lament (for something)
4. to exude (drops of liquid)
5. (Pathology) (intr) (of a wound, etc) to exude a watery or serous fluid
n
(Physiology) a spell of weeping
[Old English wēpan; related to Gothic wōpjan, Old High German wuofan, Old Slavonic vabiti to call]

weep

(wip)

v. wept, weep•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to express an overpowering emotion, esp. grief, by shedding tears; shed tears; cry.
2. to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: a water tank weeping at the seams.
3. to exude water or liquid, as a plant stem or a sore.
v.t.
4. to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears; bewail: He wept his dead brother.
5. to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping.
6. to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum.
7. to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usu. fol. by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out.
n.
8. weeping, or a fit of weeping.
9. the exudation of water or liquid.
[before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan to wail, c. Old Saxon wōpian, Old High German wuofan to bewail, Old Norse æpa to shout]

cry

weep
1. 'cry'

Cry can be a verb or a noun. The other forms of the verb are cries, crying, cried. The plural of the noun is cries.

If you cry, tears come out of your eyes because you are unhappy, afraid, or in pain.

Helen began to cry.
Feed the baby as often as it cries.
If the baby cried at night, Nick would comfort him.
We heard what sounded like a little girl crying.

In conversation, you can say that someone has a cry.

She felt a lot better after a good cry.
2. 'weep'

Weep means the same as cry. Weep is an old-fashioned word which is now used only in stories. The past tense and past participle of weep is wept, not 'weeped'.

The girl was weeping as she kissed him goodbye.
James wept when he heard the news.
3. another meaning of 'cry'

In a story, if someone cries something, they shout it.

'Come on!' he cried.
He cried out angrily, 'Get out of my house!'

A cry is something that someone shouts.

When she saw him she uttered a cry of surprise.
We heard cries of 'Help! Please help me!' coming from the river.

weep


Past participle: wept
Gerund: weeping

Imperative
weep
weep
Present
I weep
you weep
he/she/it weeps
we weep
you weep
they weep
Preterite
I wept
you wept
he/she/it wept
we wept
you wept
they wept
Present Continuous
I am weeping
you are weeping
he/she/it is weeping
we are weeping
you are weeping
they are weeping
Present Perfect
I have wept
you have wept
he/she/it has wept
we have wept
you have wept
they have wept
Past Continuous
I was weeping
you were weeping
he/she/it was weeping
we were weeping
you were weeping
they were weeping
Past Perfect
I had wept
you had wept
he/she/it had wept
we had wept
you had wept
they had wept
Future
I will weep
you will weep
he/she/it will weep
we will weep
you will weep
they will weep
Future Perfect
I will have wept
you will have wept
he/she/it will have wept
we will have wept
you will have wept
they will have wept
Future Continuous
I will be weeping
you will be weeping
he/she/it will be weeping
we will be weeping
you will be weeping
they will be weeping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weeping
you have been weeping
he/she/it has been weeping
we have been weeping
you have been weeping
they have been weeping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weeping
you will have been weeping
he/she/it will have been weeping
we will have been weeping
you will have been weeping
they will have been weeping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weeping
you had been weeping
he/she/it had been weeping
we had been weeping
you had been weeping
they had been weeping
Conditional
I would weep
you would weep
he/she/it would weep
we would weep
you would weep
they would weep
Past Conditional
I would have wept
you would have wept
he/she/it would have wept
we would have wept
you would have wept
they would have wept
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.weep - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or painweep - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
mewl, pule, whimper, wail - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
cry - bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
bawl - cry loudly; "Don't bawl in public!"
tear - fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"
sob - weep convulsively; "He was sobbing inconsolably"
blub, blubber, sniffle, snivel, snuffle - cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
express emotion, express feelings - give verbal or other expression to one's feelings

weep

verb
1. cry, shed tears, sob, whimper, complain, keen, greet (Scot. or archaic), moan, mourn, grieve, lament, whinge (informal), blubber, snivel, ululate, blub (slang), boohoo She began to weep, tears running down her face.
cry celebrate, delight, triumph, be glad, revel, rejoice, exult, make merry
2. run, fester, suppurate, exude pus the skin can crack and weep

weep

verb
1. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears:
2. To flow or leak out or emit something slowly:
3. To fall or let fall in drops of liquid:
Translations
brečetplakat
græde
itkeä
plakati
sír
tangis
gráta
泣く
울다
fleolacrimo
raudāt
jokati
gråtagrina
ร้องไห้
khóc

weep

[wiːp] (wept (vb: pt, pp))
A. VI
1. (= cry) → llorar
to weep for joyllorar de alegría
to weep for sbllorar a algn
to weep for one's sinsllorar sus pecados
to weep to see sthllorar al ver algo
I could have weptera para desesperarse
2. (Med) [wound] → supurar
B. VT [+ tears] → llorar
C. N to have a good weepllorar a lágrima viva

weep

[ˈwiːp] [wept] (pt, pp)
vi
(= cry) [person] → pleurer
[wound, skin] → suinter
n
to have a weep → pleurer
She sat down and had a good weep → Elle s'assit et pleura un bon coup.weeping willow [ˈwiːpɪŋ] nsaule m pleureur

weep

vb: pret, ptp <wept>
vi
(person)weinen (→ over über +acc); to weep for somebody/something (because sb/sth is missed) → um jdn/etw weinen; (out of sympathy) → für jdn/etw weinen; the child was weeping for his motherdas Kind weinte nach seiner Mutter; to weep with or for joy/with ragevor or aus Freude/Wut weinen; I wept to hear the newsmir kamen die Tränen, als ich die Nachricht hörte
(wound, cut etc)tränen, nässen
vt tearsweinen
n to have a good/little weeptüchtig/ein bisschen weinen

weep

[wiːp] (wept (vb: pt, pp))
1. vt (tears) → versare, piangere
2. vipiangere (Med) (wound) → essudare
to weep for sb → piangere per qn
to weep bitterly → piangere amaramente
I could have wept! → mi sarei messo a piangere!
3. n to have a good weepfarsi un bel pianto

weep

(wiːp) past tense, past participle wept (wept) verb
to shed tears. She wept when she heard the terrible news; They wept tears of happiness.

weep

يَبْكِي brečet græde weinen κλαίω llorar itkeä pleurer plakati piangere 泣く 울다 wenen gråte zapłakać chorar плакать gråta ร้องไห้ ağlamak khóc 哭泣

weep

vi (pret & pp wept) llorar; (lesion) secretar líquido
References in classic literature ?
When he began to weep she held him more and more tightly.
But there is no time to weep, with the enemy at the door.
Something that would make me weep, if there were any tears bitter enough for it," answered she.
For sinful as he is, Jonah does not weep and wail for direct deliverance.
They behold home landscapes and childhood scenes returning; old loves and friendships begin to waken, old joys and griefs to laugh and weep.
I will only remark that at the end of a week there was plenty of evidence that lash and club and fist had done their work well; the king's body was a sight to see -- and to weep over; but his spirit?
He says, every now and then in his sermons, that the first thing he does when he gets to heaven, will be to fling his arms around Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and kiss them and weep on them.
Helen regarded me, probably with surprise: I could not now abate my agitation, though I tried hard; I continued to weep aloud.
At least, I suppose the weeping was on both sides; as it seemed Heathcliff could weep on a great occasion like this.
If you hear in my voice--I don't know that it is so, but I hope it is--if you hear in my voice any resemblance to a voice that once was sweet music in your ears, weep for it, weep for it
I saw her stand where he had left her, like a statue; and then bend down her head, and clasp her hands, and weep, I cannot say how sorrowfully.
When she began to weep and to say, 'Dearest sweetheart, I freed you in the horrible wild wood, and from an iron stove,' he jumped up and said, 'You are right.