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. Minnijean Brown-Trickey:

    I've just been so sad about whether my life was worth anything because it doesn't seem like things have changed, and I'm sure a lot of people feel that way, i got pushed back to Emmett Till, and growing up in Jim Crow, and Central( High School) and being arrested as an environmentalist. Every aspect of my life has just come forward and it's just sorrow.

  2. Sadiq Khan:

    Heart-breaking scenes of Notre Dame cathedral in flames. London stands in sorrow with Paris today, and in friendship always.

  3. Farid Fata:

    I have violated the Hippocratic oath and violated the trust of my patients, i do not know how I can heal the wound. I do not know how to express the sorrow and the shame.

  4. Ann Landers:

    People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.

  5. Euripides:

    You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.

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