What does sorrow mean?

Definitions for sorrow
ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊsor·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrow(noun)

    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

    "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"

  2. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

  3. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

  4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(verb)

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

  5. grieve, sorrow(verb)

    feel grief

Wiktionary

  1. sorrow(Noun)

    unhappiness, woe

    Etymology: From sorow, from sorg, from surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sir̃gti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem, Sanskrit ‘he worries’ ).

  2. sorrow(Noun)

    An instance or cause of unhappiness.

    Parting is such sweet sorrow.

    Etymology: From sorow, from sorg, from surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sir̃gti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem, Sanskrit ‘he worries’ ).

  3. sorrow(Verb)

    To feel or express grief.

    Etymology: From sorow, from sorg, from surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sir̃gti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem, Sanskrit ‘he worries’ ).

  4. sorrow(Verb)

    To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.

    Etymology: From sorow, from sorg, from surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sir̃gti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem, Sanskrit ‘he worries’ ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorrow(noun)

    the uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness

    Etymology: [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. sargan. See Sorrow, n.]

  2. Sorrow(noun)

    to feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry

    Etymology: [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. sargan. See Sorrow, n.]

Freebase

  1. Sorrow

    "Sorrow" is the closing track from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sorrow

    sor′ō, n. pain of mind: grief: affliction: lamentation: the devil (Irish Sorra).—v.i. to feel sorrow or pain of mind: to grieve.—p.adj. Sorr′owed. (Shak.), accompanied with sorrow.—adj. Sorr′owful, full of sorrow: causing, showing, or expressing sorrow: sad: dejected.—adv. Sorr′owfully.—n. Sorr′owfulness.—adj. Sorr′owless, free from sorrow. [A.S. sorg, sorh; Ger. sorge, Ice. sorg.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sorrow

    The magical palette upon which Life mixes her colors.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sorrow in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.

  2. Tony Blair:

    The intelligence assessments made at the time of going to war turned out to be wrong. The aftermath turned out to be more hostile, protracted and bloody than ever we imagined, for all of this, I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you will ever know.

  3. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Why do we shuttle between Joy and Sorrow? Between Yesterday and Tomorrow? It is because of our IGNORANCE . We live, we cry and we die!

  4. Chinese Proverb:

    If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

  5. Washington Irving:

    The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.

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