What does mourning mean?

Definitions for mourning
ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-mourn·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourning, bereavementnoun

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

  2. lamentation, mourningadjective

    the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

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

    sorrowful through loss or deprivation

    "bereft of hope"

Wiktionary

  1. mourningnoun

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

  2. mourningnoun

    Feeling or expressing sorrow over someone's death.

  3. mourningnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mourningnoun

    Etymology: from mourn.

    Wo is me, who will deliver me in those days? the beginning of sorrows and great mournings. 2 Esdr. xvi. 18.

    They through the master-street the corps convey’d,
    The houses to their tops with black were spread,
    And ev’n the pavements were with mourning hid. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Mourning

    Mourning is the expression of an experience that is the consequence of an event in life involving loss, causing grief, occurring as a result of someone's death, specifically someone who was loved although loss from death is not exclusively the cause of all experience of grief.The word is used to describe a complex of behaviours in which the bereaved participate or are expected to participate, the expression of which varies by culture. Wearing black clothes is one practice followed in many countries, though other forms of dress are seen. Those most affected by the loss of a loved one often observe a period of mourning, marked by withdrawal from social events and quiet, respectful behavior. People may follow religious traditions for such occasions. Mourning may apply to the death of, or anniversary of the death of, an important individual such as a local leader, monarch, religious figure, or member of family. 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.

ChatGPT

  1. mourning

    Mourning is the process of experiencing intense feelings of sadness, grief, or sorrow due to the death or loss of someone or something. It typically involves cultural, religious, or personal rituals and expressions of grief, such as wearing specific clothes or attending memorial services. Mourning can also refer to a period of time during which such expressions of grief are customary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mourning

    of Mourn

  2. Mourningnoun

    the act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow

  3. Mourningnoun

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

  4. Mourningadjective

    grieving; sorrowing; lamenting

  5. Mourningadjective

    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

  6. Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MOURNING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mourning is ranked #29793 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mourning surname appeared 789 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mourning.

    62.8% or 496 total occurrences were White.
    29.7% or 235 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.1% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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. 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.

  2. White House spokesman John Earnest:

    The president felt before he could begin his holiday, that it was important for him to spend some time with these Americans who are mourning.

  3. Jennette McCurdy:

    Bulimia took over my life very quickly, … It was a full-time job, so there was no space to deal with the issues or mourning my mom.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    The act of evil that occurred in Santa Fe has deeply touched the core of who we are as Texans, in the midst of such tragedy, we pray for the victims and those mourning in Santa Fe, while we work to ensure swift and meaningful action to protect our students in schools across our state. I ask all Texans to join in holding a moment of silence tomorrow morning to remember the victims, their families, and first responders of the attack that took place at Santa Fe High School.

  5. John Episcopo:

    We continued to work day and night in the days following, all the while, mourning the loss of our colleagues.

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