Definitions for bemoanbɪˈmoʊn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bemoan

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•moanbɪˈmoʊn(v.t.)

  1. to express distress or grief over; lament:

    to bemoan one's fate.

  2. to regard with regret or disapproval.

Origin of bemoan:

bef. 1000; re-formation of earlier bemene, ME bimenen, OE bimǣnan; see be -, moan

be•moan′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)

    regret strongly

    "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"

Wiktionary

  1. bemoan(Verb)

    to complain about; to dismay or worry about something

    He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.

  2. Origin: From bemenen, bimenen, from bemænan, equivalent to . Alteration of vowel from Middle to Modern English due to analogy with moan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bemoan(verb)

    to express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with

Translation

Find a translation for the bemoan definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these bemoan definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"bemoan." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/bemoan>.

Are we missing a good definition for bemoan?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for bemoan: