What does sorrow mean?

Definitions for sorrow
ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊsor·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrownoun

    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

    "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"

  2. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulnessnoun

    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, sorrownoun

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

  4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulnessverb

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

  5. grieve, sorrowverb

    feel grief

Wiktionary

  1. sorrownoun

    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. sorrownoun

    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. sorrowverb

    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. sorrowverb

    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. Sorrownoun

    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. Sorrownoun

    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. Butler University:

    The Butler community is mourning the loss of Matthew Alexander, we want to extend our deepest sympathies to Matthew's friends and families during this time of great sorrow.

  2. Saadi:

    The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.

  3. Firdausi:

    Keep thy heart afar from sorrow, and be not anxious about the trouble which is not yet come.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A physically blind can't only see, but a mentally blind can't even find the sorrow of people in neighbour so often wants to have fun, enjoyment, happiness and pleasure by ignoring the sufferings of others in own surroundings.

  5. August Strindberg:

    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real horror vacuum.

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