weep Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “weep” - English Dictionary

Definition of "weep" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

weepverb [I/T]

 us   /wip/ (past tense and past participle wept  /wept/ )
to ​crytears: [I] I could ​hear someone weeping.
(Definition of weep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "weep" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

weepverb

uk   us   /wiːp/ (wept, wept)

weep verb (CRY)

C2 [I or T] literary to ​crytears: People in the ​street wept withjoy when ​peace was ​announced. He wept tears ofrage/​joy when he ​heard the ​news.UK She wept buckets (= ​cried a lot) when Paul ​left.
More examples

weep verb (INJURY)

[I] (of an ​injury) to ​produceliquid such as pus: The ​sore is still weeping a lot so you'll have to ​change the ​dressingonce a ​day.
weep
noun [S] uk   us   UK literary
It might ​help you to have a good weep.
(Definition of weep from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weep”
in Korean 울다…
in Arabic يَبْكي…
in Malaysian menangis, meratap…
in French pleurer…
in Russian плакать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哭泣, 哭泣,流(淚)…
in Italian piangere…
in Turkish ağlamak, göz yaşı dökmek…
in Polish płakać…
in Spanish llorar…
in Vietnamese nhỏ nước mắt…
in Portuguese derramar lágrimas, chorar…
in Thai ร้องไห้…
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)…
in Indonesian menangis…
What is the pronunciation of weep?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More