What does mourning mean?

Definitions for mourning
ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-mourn·ing

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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?

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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. Jessica Regan:

    This gave a broad segment a clear view of what standards of mourning attire were through fashion illustrations and detailed descriptions.

  3. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    We are mourning, we are taking part in vigils and we see that we are united both in our mourning and against racism and violence.

  4. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo:

    On behalf of the Paris citizens and myself, I would like to give my sincere condolences to the families and relatives of the victims, i want to tell them that, this morning, Paris is mourning.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

Images & Illustrations of mourning

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