weeper


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weep·er

 (wē′pər)
n.
1. One that weeps.
2. A hired mourner.
3. A badge of mourning, such as a black hatband or veil.
4. A hole or pipe in a wall to allow water to run off.
5. Informal A highly sentimental artistic, cinematic, or dramatic work.

weeper

(ˈwiːpə)
n
1. a person who weeps, esp a hired mourner
2. (Clothing & Fashion) something worn as a sign of mourning
3. (Building) a hole through a wall, to allow water to drain away

weep•er

(ˈwi pər)

n.
1. a person who weeps.
2. (formerly) a hired mourner at a funeral.
3. any of various loose-hanging, streamerlike objects.
4. Informal. tearjerker.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weeper - a person who weepsweeper - a person who weeps      
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
bawler - a loud weeper; "their new baby is a real bawler"
blubberer - someone who sniffles and weeps with loud sobs
2.weeper - a hired mourner
griever, lamenter, mourner, sorrower - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
References in classic literature ?
To you, Cora, I will urge no words of idle encouragement; your own fortitude and undisturbed reason will teach you all that may become your sex; but cannot we dry the tears of that trembling weeper on your bosom?
Alec, taking the weeper on his knee and administering consolation in the shape of kisses and nuts.
Glegg, in her gloomier moments, had forebodings that, like other husbands of whom she had heard, he might cherish the mean project of heightening her grief at his death by leaving her poorly off, in which case she was firmly resolved that she would have scarcely any weeper on her bonnet, and would cry no more than if he had been a second husband.
It was Mademoiselle Bourienne in a black dress and weepers.
His cote-hardie, or tunic, and trunk-hosen were of a purple plum color, with long weepers which hung from either sleeve to below his knees.
But here's to X Factor oddball Stevi Ritchie and tearless weeper Chloe-Jasmine, who actually believe they're still going to get married.
It's not a trick question, it's just one way of finding out if someone is a keeper or a weeper.
This is the age of the cry-bully, a hideous hybrid of victim and victor, weeper and walloper"
Rainbow In Daddy's Eyes" is an all-out, pure country weeper recorded by Johnny Bush; "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me" was recorded by Keith Whitley.
They were on holiday in Cyprus from Russia and one day before they left they adopted a a male Weeper Capuchin called Rooney.
As for "The Fault in Our Stars'' I knew nothing of the popular book --based on a true story -- that spawned the weeper.
According to experts, faces may change over the years but the same types including the Peak-too-sooner, Flirt, Blabbermouth, Weeper and Limpet are always present.