As a verb weep
is to cry; shed tears.
As a noun weep
is the lapwing; the wipe.
As an adjective grieve is
From (etyl) wepen, from (etyl) .
To cry; shed tears.
To lament; to complain.
* Bible, Numbers xi. 13
- They wept together in silence.
(medicine, of a, wound or sore) To produce secretions.
To flow in drops; to run in drops.
- They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
- a weeping spring, which discharges water slowly
To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; said of a plant or its branches.
(obsolete) To weep over; to bewail.
- The blood weeps from my heart.
- Fair Venus wept the sad disaster / Of having lost her favorite dove.
* See also
* weep in one's beer
* weeping willow
Imitative of its cry.
The lapwing; the wipe.
From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .
To cause sorrow or distress to.
* Bible, Eph. iv. 30
- Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
- The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
To experience grief.
(archaic) To harm.
To submit or file a grievance.
* 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
- to grieve one's fate
- Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
(chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .