What does bereavement mean?

Definitions for bereavement

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bereavement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourning, bereavement(noun)

    state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one


  1. bereavement(Noun)

    The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bereavement(noun)

    the state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bereavement

    Refers to the whole process of grieving and mourning and is associated with a deep sense of loss and sadness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bereavement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bereavement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gerard Hargraves:

    Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power.

  2. Fighter Winger:

    The entire base joins me in sending our deepest sympathies to the Tobar family during this period of bereavement, the bonds that tie the Air Force family together are strong, both down-range and at home station.

  3. Jon Radulovic:

    With the Brown family, there will probably be a lot of very difficult issues after Bobbi Kristina has passed away, and the hospice bereavement team would be there to help. [They] can hopefully offer support whether it is something that is a spiritual problem or a family dynamic issue.

  4. Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello:

    Public knowledge about spousal loss in old age has in general a negative connotation -- bereavement is usually seen as an individual issue, however bereaved individuals vary considerably in their reactions to loss, and little is known on how the historical context contributes to adaptation to spousal loss.

  5. Henri Nouwen:

    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

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