mourning


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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
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All night long the people drew on from every side towards the kraal, and, as they came in thousands and tens of thousands, they filled the night with their cries, till it seemed as though the whole world were mourning, and loudly.
O there'll be mourning, mourning, mourning, O there'll be mourning, at the judgment-seat of Christ
Then once again, the louder for the mourning pause, we hear the din of battle.
First she decided not to come to the drawing room when he called to see her aunt- that it would not be proper for her, in her deep mourning, to receive visitors; then she thought this would be rude after what he had done for her; then it occurred to her that her aunt and the governor's wife had intentions concerning herself and Rostov- their looks and words at times seemed to confirm this supposition- then she told herself that only she, with her sinful nature, could think this of them: they could not forget that situated as she was, while still wearing deep mourning, such matchmaking would be an insult to her and to her father's memory.
de Villefort get into the same mourning coach, and thought this meeting forboded evil.
Her long mourning robes and her flowing wimple of black cypress, enhanced the whiteness of her skin, and the beauty of her light-coloured and flowing tresses, which time had neither thinned nor mingled with silver.
His plumpness and his red, fat cheeks made his mourning not a little incongruous.
I will, please God," answered Sancho, and the two retiring to one side of the road set themselves to observe closely what all these moving lights might be; and very soon afterwards they made out some twenty encamisados, all on horseback, with lighted torches in their hands, the awe-inspiring aspect of whom completely extinguished the courage of Sancho, who began to chatter with his teeth like one in the cold fit of an ague; and his heart sank and his teeth chattered still more when they perceived distinctly that behind them there came a litter covered over with black and followed by six more mounted figures in mourning down to the very feet of their mules- for they could perceive plainly they were not horses by the easy pace at which they went.
The sea-vultures all in pious mourning, the air-sharks all punctiliously in black or speckled.
I judged him to be a bachelor from the frayed condition of his linen, and he appeared to have sustained a good many bereavements; for, he wore at least four mourning rings, besides a brooch representing a lady and a weeping willow at a tomb with an urn on it.
My dear Celia," said Lady Chettam, "a widow must wear her mourning at least a year.
I am afraid I bring you bad news, sir," he said, and pointed to one of the letters, which had a mourning border round it, and the address on which was in the handwriting of Mr.