weeping

[wee-ping]
adjective
1.
expressing grief, sorrow, or any overwhelming emotion by shedding tears: weeping multitudes.
2.
tearful; weepy: a weeping fit.
3.
tending or liable to cry; given to crying.
4.
dripping or oozing liquid.
5.
(of trees, shrubs, etc.) having slender, drooping branches.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English wepende. See weep1, -ing2

weepingly, adverb
unweeping, adjective
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weep

1 [weep]
verb (used without object), wept, weeping.
1.
to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage.
2.
to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: The old water tank was weeping at the seams.
3.
to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
verb (used with object), wept, weeping.
4.
to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother.
5.
to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude.
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 (usually followed by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out; to weep oneself to sleep.
noun
8.
weeping, or a fit of weeping.
9.
the exudation of water or liquid.

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

weeping (ˈwiːpɪŋ)
 
adj
(of plants) having slender hanging branches
 
'weepingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

weep
O.E. wepan "shed tears, cry" (class VII strong verb; past tense weop, pp. wopen), from P.Gmc. *wopijanan (cf. O.N. op, O.H.G. wuof "shout, shouting, crying," O.S. wopian, Goth. wopjan "to shout, cry out, weep"). No certain cognates outside Gmc. Weepy first attested 1825. Weeping willow (cf. Fr. saule
pleureur, Ger. trauerweide) is recorded from 1731. The tree is native to Asia; the first brought to England were imported 1748, from the Euphrates. Replaced cypress as a funerary emblem.
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Example sentences
Runoff flows down a wall of alders, maples, and ferns as if gently weeping into
  the stream below.
Weeping about the demise of letter writing appears to have faded into history.
He leads them out past religion and history, thousands weeping now, all arms
  high.
He cupped his face in his thick hands and began weeping.
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