Definition of Mourn

1. Verb. Feel sadness. "Sam cannot mourn Sue "; "She is mourning her dead child"

Generic synonyms: Grieve, Sorrow
Derivative terms: Mourner, Mourning



2. Verb. Observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one. "Sam and Sue mourn"
Generic synonyms: Celebrate, Keep, Observe
Derivative terms: Mourner

Definition of Mourn

1. v. i. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.

2. v. t. To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.

Definition of Mourn

1. Verb. To express sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death). ¹

2. Noun. (context: now literary) Sorrow, grief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mourn

1. to feel or express grief or sorrow [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Mourn

1. 1. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness. "Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her." (Gen. Xxiii. 2) 2. To wear the customary garb of a mourner. "We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood?" (Shak) "Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year." (Pope) Origin: AS. Murnan; akin to OS. Mornian, OHG. Mornen, Goth. Maornan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mourn

mounting medium
mountingly
mountings
mountkeithite
mountless
mountlet
mountlets
mounts
mounture
mounty
moup
mouped
mouping
moups
mourite
mourn (current term)
mourne
mourned
mourner
mourner's seat
mourners
mourners' bench
mournes
mournest
mourneth
mournful
mournful widow
mournfull
mournfuller
mournfullest

Literary usage of Mourn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"O'er the hope and misfortune of being to mourn, S. Hire sa health to them t ... mourn him thou Sun, great source of light ; mourn, Empress of the silent ..."

2. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by American Bible Society (1870)
"ZECHARIAH. sa mourn o , for his onlv son, and shall be in bitter- ness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. me whom they have pierced, ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"MAN WAS MADE TO mourn A DIRGE WHEN chill November's surly blast Made ... Too soon thou hast began To wander forth, with me, to mourn The miseries of man! ..."

4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"O'er the hope and misfortune of being to mourn, S. Hire sa health to them t ... mourn him thou Sun, great source of light ; mourn, Empress of the silent ..."

5. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by American Bible Society (1870)
"ZECHARIAH. sa mourn o , for his onlv son, and shall be in bitter- ness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. me whom they have pierced, ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"MAN WAS MADE TO mourn A DIRGE WHEN chill November's surly blast Made ... Too soon thou hast began To wander forth, with me, to mourn The miseries of man! ..."

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