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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): imp. of Weep, for wept.

(2): ( v. i.) 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.

(3): ( v. i.) To lament; to complain.

(4): ( v. i.) To flow in drops; to run in drops.

(5): ( n.) The lapwing; the wipe; - so called from its cry.

(6): ( v. i.) To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.

(7): ( v. i.) To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; - said of a plant or its branches.

(8): ( v. t.) To lament; to bewail; to bemoan.

(9): ( v. t.) To shed, or pour forth, as tears; to shed drop by drop, as if tears; as, to weep tears of joy.

King James Dictionary [2]

Weep, pret. and pp. wept. Weeped, I believe is never used. See Whoop. The primary sense is to cry out.

1. To express sorrow, grief or anguish by outcry. This is the original sense. But in present usage, to manifest and express grief by outcry or by shedding tears.

They all wept sore, and fell on Pauls neck, and kissed him.  Acts 20 .

Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh.

2. To shed tears from any passion. Persons sometimes weep for joy. 3. To lament to complain.  Numbers 11 .


1. To lament to bewail to bemoan.

We wandring go through dreary wastes, and weep each others woe.

2. To shed moisture as, to weep tears of joy.

Groves whose rich trees wept odrous gum and balm.

3. To drop as the weeping amber. 4. To abound with wet as weeping grounds.