Weeping

weeping

1. Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. Weeping eyes.

2. Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water. Weeping grounds.

3. Having slender, pendent branches; said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash.

4. Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep. Weeping cross, a cross erected on or by the highway, especially for the devotions of penitents; hence, to return by the weeping cross, to return from some undertaking in humiliation or penitence. Weeping rock, a porous rock from which water gradually issues. Weeping sinew, a ganglion. See Ganglion. Weeping spring, a spring that discharges water slowly.

(Science: botany) Weeping willow, a species of willow (salix Babylonica) whose branches grow very long and slender, and hang down almost perpendicularly.


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