Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “weep”

See all translations

weep

verb uk   /wiːp/ (wept, wept) us  

weep verb (CRY)

C2 [I or T] literary to cry tears: People in the street wept with joy when peace was announced. She wept buckets (= cried a lot) when Paul left.
More examples

weep verb (INJURY)

[I] (of an injury) to produce liquid such as pus: The sore is still weeping a lot so you'll have to change the dressing once a day.
weep
noun [S] uk   literary us  
It might help you to have a good weep.
Translations of “weep”
in Korean 울다…
in Arabic يَبْكي…
in French pleurer…
in Turkish ağlamak, göz yaşı dökmek…
in Italian piangere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哭泣, 哭泣,流(淚)…
in Russian плакать…
in Polish płakać…
in Spanish llorar…
in Portuguese derramar lágrimas, chorar…
in German weinen…
in Catalan plorar…
in Japanese 涙を流す, 嘆き悲しむ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哭泣, 哭泣,流(泪)…
(Definition of weep from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of weep?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “weep” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More