(verb) feel sadness; “She is mourning her dead child”


(verb) observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one

Source: WordNet® 3.1



mourn (third-person singular simple present mourns, present participle mourning, simple past and past participle mourned)

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

(transitive) To utter in a sorrowful manner.

(intransitive) To wear mourning.


mourn (countable and uncountable, plural mourns)

(now literary) Sorrow, grief.

A ring fitted upon the head of a lance to prevent wounding an adversary in tilting.


• Munro, munro

Source: Wiktionary

Mourn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mourned; p. pr. & vb. n. Mourning.] Etym: [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. maúrnan.]

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.

Mourn, v. t.

1. To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail. As if he mourned his rival's ill success. Addison. And looking over the hills, I mourn The darling who shall not return. Emerson.

2. To utter in a mournful manner or voice. The lovelorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well. Milton.


– See Deplore.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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