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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mourning

    of Mourn

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  2. Mourningnoun

    the act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  3. Mourningnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  4. Mourningadjective

    grieving; sorrowing; lamenting

    Etymology: [AS. murnung.]

  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

    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.

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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. Jonny Steinberg:

    It will no doubt appear again; there is so much attention at the moment on the symbols of the South African past, i'm sure it's only a matter of time before the old flag is used again as a form of aggressive mourning for the old order.

  2. Donald TrumpUnavoidable:

    We'll be spending three days of mourning and three days of celebrating a really great man's life, so we look forward to doing that, and Jeb Bush certainly deserves it. Jeb Bush really does. Jeb Bush was Jeb Bush.

  3. Tom Bartles:

    Everybody in town knew it was coming. It was hard to wake up in the morning and see an orange river, many of the locals in this region are probably going to experience a certain level of mourning.

  4. Larry Hogan:

    He was a dedicated public servant in Baltimore County for more than two decades, and we join with the citizens of Baltimore County and all Marylanders in mourning, in the difficult days to come, we will provide any support we possibly can to the Kamenetz family and the citizens of Baltimore County.

  5. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald:

    This is a difficult time for our entire team and we are mourning this loss and are still processing this terrible tragedy. We are also hopeful for the safe return of their daughter, Jayme, and are keeping her and the James Closs family in our thoughts.

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