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Meaning of "weep" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WEEP

Old English wēpan; related to Gothic wōpjan, Old High German wuofan, Old Slavonic vabiti to call.
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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 WEEP

weep  [wiːp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WEEP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Weep 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 weep in English.

WHAT DOES WEEP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

weep

Weep

A weep, a weep hole, or a weep-brick is a small opening that allows water to drain from within an assembly. Weeps are located at the bottom of the object to allow for drainage; the weep hole must be sized adequately to overcome surface tension. Weeps may also be necessary in a retaining wall, so water can escape from the retained earth, thus lessening the hydrostatic load on the wall and preventing moisture damage from freeze/thaw cycles. In such cases the weeps consist of small-diameter plastic, clay or metal pipes extending through the wall to a layer of porous backfill. Typically, weeps are arranged to direct water which may have entered an assembly from outside back to the outside. Weeps may also be found in metal windows and glazed curtain walls to permit internal condensation to escape.

Definition of weep in the English dictionary

The first definition of weep in the dictionary is to shed as an expression of grief or unhappiness. Other definition of weep is foll by out to utter, shedding tears. Weep is also when intr, foll by for to mourn or lament.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WEEP

PRESENT

Present
I weep
you weep
he/she/it weeps
we weep
you weep
they weep
Present continuous
I am weeping
you are weeping
he/she/it is weeping
we are weeping
you are weeping
they are weeping
Present perfect
I have wept
you have wept
he/she/it has wept
we have wept
you have wept
they have wept
Present perfect continuous
I have been weeping
you have been weeping
he/she/it has been weeping
we have been weeping
you have been weeping
they have been weeping
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 wept
you wept
he/she/it wept
we wept
you wept
they wept
Past continuous
I was weeping
you were weeping
he/she/it was weeping
we were weeping
you were weeping
they were weeping
Past perfect
I had wept
you had wept
he/she/it had wept
we had wept
you had wept
they had wept
Past perfect continuous
I had been weeping
you had been weeping
he/she/it had been weeping
we had been weeping
you had been weeping
they had been weeping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you weep
we let´s weep
you weep
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to weep
Past participle
wept
Present Participle
weeping
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 WEEP


asleep
əˈsliːp
beep
biːp
bleep
bliːp
cheap
tʃiːp
creep
kriːp
deep
diːp
heap
hiːp
Jeep
dʒiːp
keep
kiːp
leap
liːp
peep
piːp
reap
riːp
seep
siːp
sheep
ʃiːp
sleep
sliːp
steep
stiːp
Streep
striːp
sweep
swiːp
upkeep
ˈʌpˌkiːp
veep
viːp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WEEP

weenier
weeniest
weensier
weensiest
weensy
weeny
weeny-bopper
weeper
weephole
weepie
weepier
weepies
weepiest
weepily
weepiness
weeping
weeping ivy
weeping willow
weepingly
weepy

WORDS THAT END LIKE WEEP

ankle-deep
barkeep
black sheep
bo-peep
chimney sweep
clean sweep
geep
half-asleep
knee-deep
leep
mission creep
mountain sheep
neep
oversleep
rapid eye movement sleep
skin deep
skin-deep
the deep
upsweep
winter sleep

Synonyms and antonyms of weep in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WEEP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «weep» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of weep
blub · blubber · boohoo · complain · cry · fester · greet · grieve · keen · lament · moan · mourn · run · snivel · sob · suppurate · ululate · whimper · whinge

Translation of «weep» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WEEP

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

Translator English - Chinese

哭泣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

llorar
570 millions of speakers

English

weep
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَبْكِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плакать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chorar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রোদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pleurer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menangis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weinen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

泣く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

울다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nangis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khóc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ağlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piangere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zapłakać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плакати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a plânge
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλαίω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

huil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gråta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gråte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of weep

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WEEP»

The term «weep» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.911 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WEEP» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WEEP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word weep.
1
Joey Lauren Adams
I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.
2
Jean Anouilh
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
3
Corazon Aquino
It's very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep.
4
Anna Letitia Barbauld
We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone, why then should we pray alone?
5
Richard Barnfield
He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
6
Pierre Beaumarchais
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
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Samuel Beckett
The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
8
Max Beckmann
I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.
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Nellie Bly
I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers, and how one could weep and plead for release, and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.
10
Samantha Bond
I'm an appalling flyer. I get very tense, although I no longer weep uncontrollably for no reason - I just sob if there's turbulence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WEEP»

Discover the use of weep in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to weep and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
From Ola, the irritable whale, to Toto, the chimpanzee who nursed his owner back to health, this book collects together for the first time a vast range of case histories which show the extraordinary complexity of the animal world, and the ...
Jeffrey Masson, Susan McCarthy, 2010
2
Weep No More My Lady
Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul.
Mary Higgins Clark, 2000
3
Weep Not, Child
One boy is excited, he is beginning school; the other, his brother, is an apprentice carpetner. Together, they will serve their country--the teacher and the craftsman. But this is Kenya and times are against them.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1987
4
Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through ...
This is not simply a memoir about depression, it is a meditation on courage and a litany for survival.
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, 1998
5
Of Nightingales That Weep
The daughter of a samurai never weeps.
Katherine Paterson, 1989
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The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America
A tour de force of narrative history, The Earth Shall Weep is a powerful, moving telling of the story of Native Americans that has become the new standard for future work in the field.
James Wilson, 2007
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When Earthlings Weep
When he awakes, the nightmare's grip still affects him to such a point that he can't tell the difference between the nightmare he was just having and reality. What if, instead of bad dreams, this is real?
Michael Barnett, 2012
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Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the Mysteries of Tears
Written throughout in an academically accessible style, this book is groundbreaking in contributing to a modern scientific understanding of crying.
Ad Vingerhoets, 2013
9
The Angels Weep
'They came at a run, side by side, seeming to wade through the thick swamp of mortar smoke and dust, and they appeared monstrous and inhuman in the stark light of the star shells.
Wilbur Smith, 2008
10
Read It and Weep!
Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.
P.J. Night, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WEEP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term weep is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Weep Not, Child': A cross generational conversation
Even before I was old enough to read adult literature, I had always liked the lyricism in the titles of two of my father's books; Weep Not, Child and A Grain of ... «The Standard Digital News, Jun 15»
2
Prince Charles letters: decaying state of High Peak mill “makes me …
“The terrible loss of value represented by decaying buildings such as Denbigh Hospital in Wales and Torr Vale Mill in Derbyshire, for instance, makes me weep! «Buxton Advertiser, Jun 15»
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Epic Volkswagen Beetle Runs Quarter-Mile That Would Make A …
Epic Volkswagen Beetle Runs Quarter-Mile That Would Make A Corvette Weep. by Michael Hines 13,951 reads. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. It's that ... «CarBuzz, May 15»
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Ngugi recalls his literary walk as Weep Not, Child turns 50
Although Weep Not, Child was my first novel to be published, it was actually the second after The River Between which I had conceived under the title The Black ... «The Standard Digital News, May 15»
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Latino Immigrant Rights Group: 'We Weep For Michael Brown'
We weep for Michael Brown and recommit to organizing for permanent change in the structures of oppression,” said Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA. «NBCNews.com, Nov 14»
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'Now is the time for humanity to weep', says Pope Francis at WWI …
Pope Francis has called on the world to shed apathy and stand up against what he characterised as a “third world war”. The pope was speaking at the foot of a ... «The Times, Sep 14»
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This Man's Conversation Will Make You Weep
Do you honestly believe that you must keep up with the crazy pace that is going on around you? Have you ever stopped to think what you end up sacrificing in ... «NDTV, Jul 14»
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Review: Men Should Weep by Griffin Theatre at Raven
Ena Lemont Stewart's "Men Should Weep," the warm-hearted but unstinting story of a Scottish family enduing grinding Glaswegian poverty during the Great ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 14»
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'Men Should Weep' at Griffin Theatre explores dynamic between …
Amanda Powell and Curtis Jackson star in Griffin Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of "Men Should Weep" by Ena Lamont Stewart, directed by Robin ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 14»
10
Internet Baby Ad Will Make You 'Weep For Humanity'
The ad currently has more than 24 million viewers and is said to make you “weep for humanity.” The baby ad was released by an Indian company in February ... «The Inquisitr, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Weep [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/weep>. Aug 2019 ».
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