What does mourning mean?

Definitions for mourning
ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-mourn·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourning, bereavement(noun)

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

  2. lamentation, mourning(adj)

    the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

  3. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)(adj)

    sorrowful through loss or deprivation

    "bereft of hope"

Wiktionary

  1. mourning(Noun)

    The act of expressing or feeling sorrow or regret; lamentation.

  2. mourning(Noun)

    Feeling or expressing sorrow over someone's death.

  3. mourning(Noun)

    The traditional clothes worn by those who mourn (in Western societies, typically coloured black).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mourning

    of Mourn

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  2. Mourning(noun)

    the act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  3. Mourning(noun)

    garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  4. Mourning(adj)

    grieving; sorrowing; lamenting

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  5. Mourning(adj)

    employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

Freebase

  1. Mourning

    Mourning is, in the simplest sense, synonymous with grief over the death of someone. The word is also used to describe a cultural complex of behaviours in which the bereaved participate or are expected to participate. Customs vary between different cultures and evolve over time, though many core behaviors remain constant. Wearing black clothes is one practice followed in many countries, though other forms of dress are also seen. Those most affected by the loss of a loved one often observe a period of grieving, marked by withdrawal from social events and quiet, respectful behavior. People may also follow certain religious traditions for such occasions. Mourning may also apply to the death of, or anniversary of the death of, an important individual like a local leader, monarch, religious figure etc. State mourning may occur on such an occasion. In recent years some traditions have given way to less strict practices, though many customs and traditions continue to be followed.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mourning

    A ship is in mourning with her, ensign and pennant half-mast, her yards topped awry, or apeek, or alternately topped an-end. If the sides are painted blue instead of white, it denotes deep mourning; this latter, however, is only done on the ship where the admiral or captain was borne, and in the case of merchant ships on the death of the owner.

How to pronounce mourning?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say mourning in sign language?

  1. mourning

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mourning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mourning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mourning in a Sentence

  1. Valentin Rongier:

    We ask you to stand united with us, we ask you to respect the family who absolutely refuse to talk about mourning and ask us to keep believing.

  2. Regina Rodriguez:

    . Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.

  3. Hussam Ayloush:

    There's absolutely nothing that could justify (this shooting), and we stand in mourning and sadness for what happened.

  4. Robert Mardini:

    We are all in shock, hanna Lahoud was a young man full of life and was widely known and liked. Nothing can justify Hanna's murder and we are in deep mourning for our dear friend and colleague.

  5. Timothy Zahn:

    Mourning the loss of a friend and teacher was both fitting and honorable, but to dwell unnecessarily on that loss was to give the past too much power over the present.

Images & Illustrations of mourning

  1. mourningmourningmourningmourningmourning

Popularity rank by frequency of use

mourning#10000#19478#100000

Translations for mourning

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for mourning »

Translation

Find a translation for the mourning definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these mourning definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "mourning." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 21 Jan. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/mourning>.

    Are we missing a good definition for mourning? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    go on board
    • A. interrupt
    • B. interrogate
    • C. embark
    • D. carry

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for mourning:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.