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I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.
Amitabh Bachchan

Meaning of "lament" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LAMENT

From Latin lāmentum.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LAMENT

lament  [ləˈmɛnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lament is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lament in English.

WHAT DOES LAMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lament

Lament

A lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form. The grief is most often born of regret, or mourning.

Definition of lament in the English dictionary

The first definition of lament in the dictionary is to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret. Other definition of lament is an expression of sorrow. Lament is also a poem or song in which a death is lamented.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LAMENT

PRESENT

Present
I lament
you lament
he/she/it laments
we lament
you lament
they lament
Present continuous
I am lamenting
you are lamenting
he/she/it is lamenting
we are lamenting
you are lamenting
they are lamenting
Present perfect
I have lamented
you have lamented
he/she/it has lamented
we have lamented
you have lamented
they have lamented
Present perfect continuous
I have been lamenting
you have been lamenting
he/she/it has been lamenting
we have been lamenting
you have been lamenting
they have been lamenting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I lamented
you lamented
he/she/it lamented
we lamented
you lamented
they lamented
Past continuous
I was lamenting
you were lamenting
he/she/it was lamenting
we were lamenting
you were lamenting
they were lamenting
Past perfect
I had lamented
you had lamented
he/she/it had lamented
we had lamented
you had lamented
they had lamented
Past perfect continuous
I had been lamenting
you had been lamenting
he/she/it had been lamenting
we had been lamenting
you had been lamenting
they had been lamenting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lament
you will lament
he/she/it will lament
we will lament
you will lament
they will lament
Future continuous
I will be lamenting
you will be lamenting
he/she/it will be lamenting
we will be lamenting
you will be lamenting
they will be lamenting
Future perfect
I will have lamented
you will have lamented
he/she/it will have lamented
we will have lamented
you will have lamented
they will have lamented
Future perfect continuous
I will have been lamenting
you will have been lamenting
he/she/it will have been lamenting
we will have been lamenting
you will have been lamenting
they will have been lamenting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lament
you would lament
he/she/it would lament
we would lament
you would lament
they would lament
Conditional continuous
I would be lamenting
you would be lamenting
he/she/it would be lamenting
we would be lamenting
you would be lamenting
they would be lamenting
Conditional perfect
I would have lament
you would have lament
he/she/it would have lament
we would have lament
you would have lament
they would have lament
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been lamenting
you would have been lamenting
he/she/it would have been lamenting
we would have been lamenting
you would have been lamenting
they would have been lamenting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lament
we let´s lament
you lament
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lament
Past participle
lamented
Present Participle
lamenting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LAMENT


augment
ɔːɡˈmɛnt
cement
sɪˈmɛnt
comment
ˈkɒmɛnt
defragment
diːfræɡˈmɛnt
dement
dɪˈmɛnt
electrocement
ɪˌlɛktrəʊsɪˈmɛnt
ferment
ˈfɜːmɛnt
fibrocement
ˌfaɪbrəʊsɪˈmɛnt
foment
fəˈmɛnt
loment
ˈləʊmɛnt
meant
mɛnt
overdocument
ˌəʊvəˈdɒkjʊˌmɛnt
piment
pɪˈmɛnt
sapperment
ˌsæpəˈmɛnt
torment
tɔːˈmɛnt
unmeant
ʌnˈmɛnt
well-meant
ˌwɛlˈmɛnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAMENT

lamellation
lamellibranch
lamellibranchiate
lamellicorn
lamelliform
lamellirostral
lamellirostrate
lamellose
lamellosity
lamely
lameness
lamentable
lamentableness
lamentably
lamentation
Lamentations
lamented
lamentedly
lamenter
lamentingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAMENT

advertisement
armament
Christmas ornament
disarmament
European Parliament
filament
fundament
Houses of Parliament
ligament
medicament
Member of Parliament
Member of the European Parliament
New Testament
Old Testament
ornament
parliament
predicament
sacrament
temperament
testament
tournament

Synonyms and antonyms of lament in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LAMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lament» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lament

Translation of «lament» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAMENT

Find out the translation of lament to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lament from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lament» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

感到悲痛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lamentarse de
570 millions of speakers

English

lament
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رثاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плач
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lamentar-se de
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিলাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se lamenter sur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meratap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beklagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

嘆き悲しむ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

애도하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyuwun pangapunten
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

than van
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புலம்புகிறார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विलाप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ağıt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lamentare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lament
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плач
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plânge
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θρήνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klaaglied
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lament
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klagesang
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lament

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAMENT»

The term «lament» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.697 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lament» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lament» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lament

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10 QUOTES WITH «LAMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lament.
1
Amitabh Bachchan
I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.
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Poppy Z. Brite
This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.
3
Edward Burtynsky
I can go into the wilderness and not see anyone for days and experience a kind of space that hasn't changed for tens of thousands of years. Having that experience was necessary to my perception of how photography can look at the changes humanity has brought about in the landscape. My work does become a kind of lament.
4
Kurt Busch
When Jimmie Johnson goes out early and finishes 35th, as he did Sunday, he can look at the cameras, lament about it being a tough day, and then say, 'We'll just try to get them next week at Darlington.'
5
Roy Harper
In some ways, I lament the introduction of civilisation on such a huge scale, because it has given us a lot of room to abuse each other, which we continue to do.
6
Anne Lamott
Nothing heals us like letting people know our scariest parts: When people listen to you cry and lament, and look at you with love, it's like they are holding the baby of you.
7
Aasif Mandvi
People lament that there's no roles being written for South Asian or Muslim characters. But their parents don't want their children to go into the entertainment field. You don't get it both ways.
8
Sean O'Casey
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
9
Alice Oswald
One of the rules of Greek lament poetry is that it mustn't mention the dead by name in case of invoking a ghost. Maybe the 'Iliad,' crowded with names, is more than a poem. Maybe it's a dangerous piece of the brightness of both this world and the next.
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David Ogden Stiers
We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAMENT»

Discover the use of lament in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lament and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lament
On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers ...
Maggie Stiefvater, 2010
2
A Mathematician's Lament
A manifesto for freeing math from the drudgery of traditional teaching by a brilliant mathematician.
Paul Lockhart, 2009
3
Foreskin's Lament
The play is a drama set in rugby changing rooms, and the after-match party. The theme is the title nickname's attempt to fit in with university liberals and rugby playing conservatives --Wikipedia.
Greg McGee, 1981
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Lament for a Son
The author describes the progress of his grief from the shock of learning of his son's accidental death to his final resignation a year later
Nicholas Wolterstorff, 1987
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The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition
The only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive and penetrating synthesis.
Margaret Alexiou, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Panagiotis Roilos, 2002
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The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey ...
The Beekeeper's Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.
Hannah Nordhaus, 2011
7
Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
In 1965 George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada's political existence. In
George Grant, 2005
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Lament: Reclaiming Practices in Pulpit, Pew, and Public Square
These essays by Princeton Theological Seminary faculty attest to the diverse ways in which lament is understood and practiced, and invite their recovery in all elements of the church's ministry.
Sally Ann Brown, Patrick D. Miller, 2005
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Praise and Lament in the Psalms
Praise and lament are two major approaches to praying to God. In this book, Claus Westermann investigates these primary categories of the Psalms and shows their meaning for prayer and worship.
Claus Westermann, 1981
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Lament : Studies in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond: ...
This collection of essays offers the first ever comparative approach to ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of lament.
Ann Suter Professor of Classics University of Rhode Island, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lament is used in the context of the following news items.
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Houston Dynamo lament poor first half vs. Real Salt Lake, but …
“I think the first half we let ourselves down. I think that wasn't our best performance at all and we just lacked a little bit of grit, determination, and ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
2
DC United lament late lapse at FC Dallas, but admit "we were …
Tough to beat but rarely fancied, D.C. United have defied odds, expectations and even statistics in their unexpected climb to the top of the MLS ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
3
We Did Not Vote For You To Lament - Pastor Tells Buhari
In a statement made available to Vanguard, Emuobor said, Nigerians did not vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) for it to “lament the mishandling of ... «NAIJ.COM, Jul 15»
4
'Coal Miners Pay for Fundamental Change': A poetic lament
Green meanies kill a way of life and no one seems to care, including politicians. Coal mines and miners left behind. So who'll be next? «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
5
Bishop's lament
For all we know, Bronwyn “Chopper” Bishop is snuffing out her regrets in a karaoke bar, microphone in hand and amended Redgum lyrics on ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
6
NET Extra: Fun seekers lament 'deplorable' state of National Theatre
Lagos residents were left disappointed over the lack of activities at the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos. Several fun-seekers thronged the ... «Nigerian Entertainment Today, Jul 15»
7
Solons lament ethics plaint over Bangsamoro peace process raps …
Two congressmen have lamented the filing of an ethics complaint against them by former senator Rene Saguisag over their treason and ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
8
A Ghost's Lament
It's a pity that The Speechwriter will be judged, both for good and ill, in the light of the media sensation created six years ago by Governor Mark ... «The Weekly Standard, Jul 15»
9
Hope, frustration as activists lament lack of women in Japanese …
Japan sharply lags other developed nations in female representation in politics, having made little progress over the 70 years since the first ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
10
Philippine bishops lament drug addiction, trafficking
The bishops of the Philippines have issued a pastoral letter on drug addiction and drug trafficking. Decrying drug trafficking from abroad as a ... «Catholic Culture, Jul 15»

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