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Meaning of MOURNING

Pronunciation:  'mowrning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
  2. [n]  state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

MOURNING is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bereavement, lamentation
 See Also: activity, expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion, sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mourn"ing\, n. [AS. murnung.]
    1. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation;
    2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp.
       clothing or a badge of somber black.
             The houses to their tops with black were spread, And
             ev'n the pavements were with mourning hid. --Dryden.
    {Deep mourning}. See under {Deep}.
  2. \Mourn"ing\, a.
    1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting.
    2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as
       appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing;
       as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,
       and the like.
    {Mourning bride} (Bot.), a garden flower ({Scabiosa
       atropurpurea}) with dark purple or crimson flowers in
       flattened heads.
    {Mourning dove} (Zo["o]l.), a wild dove ({Zenaidura
       macroura}) found throughout the United States; -- so named
       from its plaintive note. Called also {Carolina dove}. See
       Illust. under {Dove}.
    {Mourning warbler} (Zo["o]l.), an American ground warbler
       ({Geothlypis Philadelphia}). The male has the head, neck,
       and chest, deep ash-gray, mixed with black on the throat
       and chest; other lower parts are pure yellow.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in mourning, refers to your inability to let go of the past. You need clear those old experiences and make way for the new. Dreaming that you are wearing mourning, symbolizes grief, bad luck, and unhappiness. Seeing others wearing mourning in your dream means disturbing influences and misunderstanding amongst your friends that may result in loss, disappointments, or possible separation.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anguish, bemoaning, bereavement, bewailing, black, crape, cypress, cypress lawn, deep mourning, desolation, despair, despondency, grief, grieving, heartache, howling, in mourning, keening, lament, lamentation, lamenting, loss, melancholy, misery, moaning, mourning band, sackcloth, sackcloth and ashes, sadness, sorrow, sorrowing, ululation, wailing, weeds, weeping, woe, woefulness, yew