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How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.
Carlo Collodi

Meaning of "wept" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WEPT

wept  [wɛpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WEPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wept is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wept in English.

WHAT DOES WEPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wept

Tears

Lacrimation, or lachrymation, is the secretion of tears, which often serves to clean and lubricate the eyes in response to an irritation of the eyes. Tears formed through crying are associated with strong internal emotions, such as sorrow, elation, awe or pleasure. Laughing or yawning may also lead to the production of tears.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WEPT

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 wept
you would wept
he/she/it would wept
we would wept
you would wept
they would wept
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 wept
you would have wept
he/she/it would have wept
we would have wept
you would have wept
they would have wept
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 WEPT


accept
əkˈsɛpt
adept
əˈdɛpt
concept
ˈkɒnsɛpt
crept
krɛpt
except
ɪkˈsɛpt
incept
ɪnˈsɛpt
inept
ɪnˈɛpt
intercept
ˌɪntəˈsɛpt
kept
kɛpt
leapt
lɛpt
percept
ˈpɜːsɛpt
precept
ˈpriːsɛpt
recept
ˈriːsɛpt
repped
rɛpt
sept
sɛpt
slept
slɛpt
stepped
stɛpt
swept
swɛpt
unkept
ʌnˈkɛpt
windswept
ˈwɪndˌswɛpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WEPT

wenge
wennish
wenny
wensleydale
went
wentletrap
Wentworth
Wentworth scale
Wenzhou
were
weregild
weren´t
werewolf
werewolfery
werewolfish
werewolfism
werewolves
Werfel
Wergeland
wergeld

WORDS THAT END LIKE WEPT

clept
dept
downswept
high concept
high-concept
inswept
intussuscept
open-concept
outswept
overslept
proof of concept
rainswept
rept
self-concept
unadept
unswept
unwept
upswept
well-kept
yclept

Synonyms and antonyms of wept in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WEPT»

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

Translation of «wept» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WEPT

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

Translator English - Chinese

哭泣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lloró
570 millions of speakers

English

wept
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रोया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بكى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плакал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

choravam
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাঁদছে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pleuré
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menangis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weinte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

泣き
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

울며
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

रडले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ağladı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pianto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płakali
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плакав
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plâns
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έκλαψε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gehuil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gråtit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gråt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wept

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WEPT»

The term «wept» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.733 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WEPT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wept» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wept» 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 wept

EXAMPLES

7 QUOTES WITH «WEPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wept.
1
Steven Curtis Chapman
I believe God weeps over - over death. Jesus wept at the grave the Lazarus. In the Bible, Jesus weeps at death.
2
Carlo Collodi
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.
3
Kathe Kollwitz
While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate.
4
Ho Chi Minh
But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy.
5
Arthur Rimbaud
But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
6
Morrie Schwartz
After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.
7
Gideon Welles
This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their fate since their great benefactor was dead, and though strong and brave men wept when I met them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WEPT»

Discover the use of wept in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wept and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession
In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.
Irvin D. Yalom, 2011
2
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life.
Paulo Coelho, 2009
3
When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
What kind of account would a historian have written in a world scarred by nuclear war? Eric G. Swedin draws on research made available after the Soviet Union's collapse to examine what could have happened.
Eric G. Swedin, 2010
4
When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
A novel of epic proportions that chronicles recent Philippine history and culture
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, 1991
5
When Jesus Wept
When Jesus Wept, the first novel in The Jerusalem Chronicles by bestselling authors Bodie and Brock Thoene, unfolds the turbulent times in Judea during Jesus’ ministry, centering on the friendship between Jesus and Lazarus.
Bodie and Brock Thoene, 2013
6
Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet
This is a book people will want to buy for themselves and give loved ones who are suffering from depression and wondering where God is during their pain and suffering.
Barbara C. Crafton, 2009
7
Jesus Wept: God's Tears Are For You
He cried. In this utterly profound book, Bruce Marchiano explores the head and heart of Jesus to answer questions hurting people have been asking for generations. Where was Jesus when I buried my husband?
Bruce Marchiano, 2010
8
And Still, She Wept
To his relief, Claire Stiles immediately recognizes the undeniable similarities between both cases. Fueled by the furious and unrelenting desire to find the killer, they work together day and night.
T. C. Barnes, 2011
9
Jesus Wept: Understanding & Enduring Loss
This insightful book is carefully designed to help people through not only the loss of a loved one, but also through the m
Joyce Ashton, Dennis Ashton, 2013
10
We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish ...
This book consists of interviews with the few surviving Sonderkommandos, describing the unparalleled horror of death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Gid?on Graif, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WEPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wept is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ryan Reynolds: I "Wept" When Seeing the Finished 'Deadpool …
"When we finally saw that suit, fully done, finished and completed…both [director] Tim Miller and I wept," Reynolds said. "I'm not even exaggerating, we wept in ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
2
Ryan Reynolds Wept When He Saw The Deadpool Costume For …
When we finally saw that suit, fully done, finished and completed…both Tim Miller and I wept. I'm not even exaggerating, we wept in Simi Valley California in ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
3
Story of why Arthur Booth wept in court as Judge Mindy Glazer …
Full of hope: Arthur Booth aged six, when he was growing up in Miami Beach. 'He was such a lovely boy. So tenacious and always wanting to learn,' his aunt ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Detroit-area cancer doctor wept uncontrollably during sentencing
Prosecutors asked for a sentence of 175 years. Friday he was sentenced to 45 years. Dr. Farid Fata wept uncontrollably as he begged a federal judge for mercy. «CBS News, Jul 15»
5
Top Obamacare official says she wept for joy after Supreme Court …
When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell saw on her office computer that the Supreme Court was about to release the ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
6
Fishermen wept as they rescued starving migrants off Indonesia
Malaysia and Indonesia say they would no longer turn away migrant vessels, responding to world pressure by offering to take in boatpeople provided that they ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
7
Column: Visit where Jesus wept
According to the Gospel of Luke, as Jesus neared Jerusalem and saw the gleaming Temple, he wept as he contemplated the city's impending siege and ... «Current in Fishers, Mar 15»
8
Why That Woman Wept At Confession
I have to be honest. I was jarred when I first heard it. It was on a Tuesday night – a Lenten Reconciliation Service. The gorgeous sanctuary of our church was ... «Patheos, Mar 15»
9
RSA Irish Staff Wept Recalling Smith Pressure, Tribunal Hears
(Bloomberg) -- Executives at RSA Insurance Group Plc's Irish unit wept as they recalled how their former boss, Philip Smith, pressured them, an employment ... «Bloomberg, Mar 15»
10
'Kejriwal wept at 2014 meet, wanted to quit politics'
NEW DELHI: Pushed to the wall by intra-party strife after the Lok Sabha debacle, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had decided to quit politics. Delhi election committee ... «Times of India, Mar 15»

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