What does grief mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartednessnoun

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

  2. grief, sorrownoun

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

Wiktionary

  1. griefnoun

    Suffering, hardship.

  2. griefnoun

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

  3. griefnoun

    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. griefverb

    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. Griefadjective

    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. Griefadjective

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

  3. Griefadjective

    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

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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. Shahadat Hossain:

    I don't know when our family will be able to come out of this grief.

  2. Christina Morris:

    Christina Morris family said in a statement released ona Facebook page dedicated to helping to find Christina Morris. Christina Morris was last seen on Aug. 30, 2014. ( Facebook) WOMAN, 2 MEN DEAD IN ILLINOIS HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Anna Police Department and Plano Police Department are expected to return to the scene Thursday to continue collecting evidence, according to FOX 4. Lt. Nick Bristow with Collin County Sheriff Office said the remains were transferred to the Collin County Medical Examiner's Office for a positive identification. Human remains found Wednesday in Anna, Texas may be from Christina Morris, who was reported missing in August 2014. ( FOX4) Lekita McMillan who lives in the area where the remains were discovered, told FOX 4 on Wednesday Christina Morris felt heartbroken. I feel their grief.

  3. Tim Walz:

    The very tools that we need to use to get control, to make sure that buildings aren't burned and the rule of law collapses are those very institutional tools that have led to that grief and pain. I understand clearly there is no trust in many of our communities. And the differentiation between the Minneapolis police department that we witness losing trust of those that are there to serve is very difficult for people to make for those standing up here with me. I understand that.

  4. Mary RobinsonFor Robinson:

    Naming the loss is actually an important part of mourning, it also normalizes your loss and your grief. So, kids see that every single person has had somebody who died. And that's incredibly powerful.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.

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