(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
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
30 November 2023
(noun) a breathing apparatus used for resuscitation by forcing oxygen into the lungs of a person who has undergone asphyxia or arrest of respiration
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