Definition of Mourner

1. Noun. A person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died).

Exact synonyms: Griever, Lamenter, Sorrower
Generic synonyms: Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person
Specialized synonyms: Bearer, Pallbearer, Wailer, Weeper
Derivative terms: Grieve, Lament, Lament, Mourn, Mourn, Sorrow

Definition of Mourner

1. n. One who mourns or is grieved at any misfortune, as the death of a friend.

Definition of Mourner

1. Noun. Someone filled with or expressing grief or sadness, especially over a death; someone who mourns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mourner

1. one that mourns [n -S] - See also: mourns

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mourner

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

Literary usage of Mourner

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

1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"At the proper moment, the platform placed over the entrance of the royal vault, gradually descended without any perceptible aid ; the chief mourner sate on ..."

2. The works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson (1884)
"ON A mourner. NATURE, so far as in her lies, Imitates God, and turns her face To every land beneath the skies, Counts nothing that she meets with base, ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1816)
"The mourner comforted: or, Consoling- Reflections for Parents on the Lass of ... Address to the mourner" Ihe pious Author observes, " The poignancy of grief ..."

4. Diary, of Thomas Burton, Esq. Member in the Parliaments of Oliver and by Thomas Burton, Goddard, Guibon (1828)
"Assistants to the Chief mourner, fourteen in number. Horse of Honour, ornamented in very rich trappings, embroidered on crimson velvet, and adorned with ..."

5. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Baretti (1851)
"Uncultivated ; applied to land LLORONAS, sf. pi. Weepers, mourner». ... mourner, a woman hired to weep and mourn at funerals. ..."

6. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"The prince of Denmark was cheif mourner; the supporters to ... were the dukes of Somerset and Beaufort: the assistants to the cheif mourner were 16 carls; ..."

7. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"At the proper moment, the platform placed over the entrance of the royal vault, gradually descended without any perceptible aid ; the chief mourner sate on ..."

8. The works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson (1884)
"ON A mourner. NATURE, so far as in her lies, Imitates God, and turns her face To every land beneath the skies, Counts nothing that she meets with base, ..."

9. The Gentleman's Magazine (1816)
"The mourner comforted: or, Consoling- Reflections for Parents on the Lass of ... Address to the mourner" Ihe pious Author observes, " The poignancy of grief ..."

10. Diary, of Thomas Burton, Esq. Member in the Parliaments of Oliver and by Thomas Burton, Goddard, Guibon (1828)
"Assistants to the Chief mourner, fourteen in number. Horse of Honour, ornamented in very rich trappings, embroidered on crimson velvet, and adorned with ..."

11. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Baretti (1851)
"Uncultivated ; applied to land LLORONAS, sf. pi. Weepers, mourner». ... mourner, a woman hired to weep and mourn at funerals. ..."

12. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"The prince of Denmark was cheif mourner; the supporters to ... were the dukes of Somerset and Beaufort: the assistants to the cheif mourner were 16 carls; ..."

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