What does mourn mean?

Definitions for mourn
mɔrn, moʊrnmourn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourn(verb)

    feel sadness

    "She is mourning her dead child"

  2. mourn(verb)

    observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one


  1. mourn(Noun)

    Sorrow, grief.

    Etymology: murnan, cognate with French morne.

  2. mourn(Verb)

    To express sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death).

    Etymology: murnan, cognate with French morne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mourn(verb)

    to express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness

    Etymology: [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. marnan.]

  2. Mourn(verb)

    to wear the customary garb of a mourner

    Etymology: [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. marnan.]

  3. Mourn(verb)

    to grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail

    Etymology: [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. marnan.]

  4. Mourn(verb)

    to utter in a mournful manner or voice

    Etymology: [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. marnan.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mourn

    mōrn, v.i. to grieve: to be sorrowful: to wear mourning.—v.t. to grieve for: to utter in a sorrowful manner.—n. Mourn′er, one who mourns, one who attends a funeral in mourning-dress, esp. one of those related to the deceased.—adj. Mourn′ful, mourning: causing or expressing sorrow: feeling grief.—adv. Mourn′fully.—n. Mourn′fulness.—adj. Mourn′ing, grieving: lamenting.—n. the act of expressing grief: the dress of mourners, or other tokens of mourning.—ns. Mourn′ing-bride, the sweet scabious; Mourn′ing-cloak, an undertaker's cloak, formerly worn at a funeral; Mourn′ing-coach, a closed carriage for carrying mourners to a funeral; Mourn′ing-dove, the common American turtle-dove.—adv. Mourn′ingly.—ns. Mourn′ing-piece, a picture intended to be a memorial of the dead; Mourn′ing-ring, a ring worn in memorial of a dead person; Mourn′ing-stuff, a lustreless black dress fabric, as crape, cashmere, &c., for making mourning clothes. [A.S. murnan, meornan; Old High Ger. mornēn, to grieve.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mourn in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mourn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mourn in a Sentence

  1. Chief Joel Johnson:

    We would like to thank everyone for the kinds words offered to the family as a result of this horrible tragedy, continued well wishes and calls for peace are welcomed. We will pass all of them along to the family. Please continue to join us in thought and prayer as we mourn with them this tragic loss.

  2. Horace:

    If you wish me to weep, you must mourn first yourself.

  3. Carlow University:

    We mourn her loss.

  4. Jimmy Carter:

    Billy Graham's ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and Billy Graham matchless voice changed the lives of millions, Vice President Pence said. We mourn Billy Graham passing but I know with absolute certainty that today Billy Graham heard those words,' well done good and faithful servant.' Thank you Billy Graham.

  5. Bidwell Smith:

    Explain the death in simple terms, appropriate to your child’s age, and don’t be afraid to let Grieving Children see you mourn, modeling sad emotions will help Grieving Children feel open to embracing Grieving Children own feelings, both in this instance, and in the future.

Images & Illustrations of mourn

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