Definitions for sorrowˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sor•rowˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ(n.)
distress caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; grief.
a cause or occasion of grief, as a misfortune.
the expression of grief:
(v.i.)to feel or express sorrow; grieve.
Origin of sorrow:
bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE sorg, c. OS, OHG sorga, ON sorg, Go saurga; (v.) ME sorwen, OE sorgian
an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
"he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)
sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
"he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
something that causes great unhappiness
"her death was a great grief to John"
sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(verb)
the state of being sad
"she tired of his perpetual sadness"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sorrow(noun)ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ
The prime minister expressed his sorrow for the victims.
An instance or cause of unhappiness.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
To feel or express grief.
To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.
Origin: From sorow, from sorg, from surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sir̃gti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem, Sanskrit ‘he worries’ ).
the uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness
to feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry
"Sorrow" is the closing track from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The magical palette upon which Life mixes her colors.
Translations for sorrow
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(something which causes) pain of mind or grief
He felt great sorrow when she died.
- أسى، حُزْنArabic
- pesarPortuguese (BR)
- der KummerGerman
- pena, pesar, dolorSpanish
- दु:ख, व्यथा, क्लेशHindi
- liūdesys, sielvartasLithuanian
- bēdas; skumjasLatvian
- sorg, bedrøvelse; smerteNorwegian
- печаль; скорбьRussian
- 悲痛Chinese (Trad.)
- смуток, гореUkrainian
- رنج، غمUrdu
- sự đau khổ, sự buồn phiềnVietnamese
- 悲痛Chinese (Simp.)
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