What does grief mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartedness(noun)

    intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

  2. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

Wiktionary

  1. grief(Noun)

    Suffering, hardship.

  2. grief(Noun)

    Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.

  3. grief(Noun)

    Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.

    Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. -Isaiah 53:4

  4. grief(Verb)

    To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially, to do this as one's primary activity in the game.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grief(adj)

    pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness

  2. Grief(adj)

    cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance

  3. Grief(adj)

    physical pain, or a cause of it; malady

Freebase

  1. Grief

    Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss. Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorised as either physical or abstract, the physical loss being related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are abstract, and relate to aspects of a person’s social interactions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grief

    grēf, n. heaviness of heart: sorrow: regret: mourning: cause of sorrow: affliction: (B.) bodily as well as mental pain.—adjs. Grief′ful (Spens.), full of grief; Grief′less, sorrowless; Grief′shot (Shak.), pierced with grief. [Fr.,—L. gravis, heavy.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. grief

    1. The telescope of the emotions that unfolds to your eye the meaning of all worlds. 2. The overtones in all joy. 3. The pleasure that lasts the longest. 4. The tears of Memory. 5. The vice of weakness and the virtue of strength.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Grief

    Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4444

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grief' in Nouns Frequency: #2367

How to pronounce grief?

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How to say grief in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grief in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of grief in a Sentence

  1. Pierre Corneille:

    One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

  2. Pat Sajak:

    The nice thing I can tell from meeting you, you’re a nice guy and I’ll bet you have really nice friends. They’re not going to make any remarks to you. They’re not going to give you any grief at all. Good luck with that.

  3. Dallas Fire-Rescue:

    Despite Brian McDaniel short tenure, hearts are heavy with grief as we not only try to come to grips with Brian McDaniel loss departmentally, but to also be there in every way that we can for Brian McDaniel family.

  4. The White House:

    On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our deepest condolences to Kayla’s family – her parents, Marsha and Carl, and her brother Eric and his family – and all of those who loved Kayla dearly. At this time of unimaginable suffering, the country shares in their grief.

  5. Jessica Coco Garcia:

    He fought long and hard, with the help of all his troops he won many battles but lost the war, we would like to ask the community to continue to lift Memo in prayer and allow us to grief this tremendous loss, we are asking for privacy during this time.

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