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. Arthur Lurigio:

    Shootings can leave victims with permanent physical and emotional disabilities, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the survivors of homicide never move on completely from their devastating loses. Bullets in the air leave permanent pain in the heart and create ripples of sorrow in families and communities that affect generations to come.

  2. RVM:

    A moment spent in Sorrow or a moment spent in Pain is a waste of a Great Treasure that you will never get again.

  3. Swedish Proverb:

    Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow.

  4. George Leo Thomas:

    I express my profound sorrow and sincere apologies to anyone who was abused by a priest, sister or a lay church worker.

  5. Thomas Gray:

    Yet ah why should they know their fateSince sorrow never comes too late,And happiness too swiftly flies.Thought would destroy their paradise.No more where ignorance is bliss,'Tis folly to be wise.

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