weep1 [weep] /wip/ Show IPA verb, wept, weeping, noun
verb (used without object)
to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry:
to weep for joy; to weep with rage.
to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak:
The old water tank was weeping at the seams.
to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
verb (used with object)
to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow:
He wept his dead brother.
to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping:
to weep tears of gratitude.
to let fall or give forth in drops:
trees weeping an odorous gum.
to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usually followed by away, out,
to weep one's eyes out; to weep oneself to sleep.
weeping, or a fit of weeping.
the exudation of water or liquid.
before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan to wail; cognate with Gothic wōpjan to call, Old Norse æpa to cry out
1. sob; wail, lament. 4. bewail, bemoan, lament.
1. laugh, rejoice.