—v.i. 1. to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage. 2. to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: The old water tank was weeping at the seams. 3. to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore.
—v.t. 1. to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother. 2. to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude. 3. to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum. 4. to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usually fol. by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out; to weep oneself to sleep.
—n. 1. weeping, or a fit of weeping.
2. the exudation of water or liquid.
Pronunciation: (wēp),[key] —n.Brit. Dial. the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, of Europe.