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Meaning of weeping by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -iːpɪŋ



    1. Present participle of weep .


    weeping ( plural: weepings )

    1. Action of the verb to weep .
      Their constant weepings kept us awake .

Explanation of weeping by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having branches or flower heads that bend downward

    2. the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
    3. showing sorrow

    1. the process of shedding tears ( usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds )

    Definition of weeping by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Weep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wept ( wĕpt ); p. pr. & vb. n. Weeping.] [OE. wepen, AS. wēpan, from wōp lamentation; akin to OFries. wpa to lament, OS. wōp lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. ōp a shouting, crying, OS. wōpian to lament, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. œpa, Goth. wōpjan. √129.]

      1. Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.

      And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck. Acts xx. 37.

      Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh. Mitford.

      And eyes that wake to weep. Mrs. Hemans.

      And they wept together in silence. Longfellow.

      2. To lament; to complain. “They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.” Num. xi. 13.

      3. To flow in drops; to run in drops.

      The blood weeps from my heart. Shak.

      4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.

      5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.

    2. Weeping, n. The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears.

    3. Weeping, a.
      1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. “Weeping eyes.” I. Watts.

      2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water. “Weeping grounds.” Mortimer.

      3. Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, “weeping willow; a weeping ash”.

      4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.

      Weeping cross, a cross erected on or by the highway, especially for the devotions of penitents; hence, to return by the weeping cross, to return from some undertaking in humiliation or penitence. -- Weeping rock, a porous rock from which water gradually issues. -- Weeping sinew, a ganglion. See Ganglion, n., 2. [Colloq.] -- Weeping spring, a spring that discharges water slowly.