Mourn (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mourned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mourning.] [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. ma�xa3;rnan.]


To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.

Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. Gen. xxiii. 2.


To wear the customary garb of a mourner.

We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood? Shak.

Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year. Pope.


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Mourn, v. t.


To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.

As if he mourned his rival's ill success. Addison.

And looking over the hills, I mourn The darling who shall not return. Emerson.


To utter in a mournful manner or voice.

The lovelorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well. Milton.

Syn. -- See Deplore.


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