(Week"wam) n. See Wigwam. [R.]
(Weel) a. & adv. Well. [Obs. or Scot.]
(Weel), n. [AS. w&aemacrl. &radic147.] A whirlpool. [Obs.]
(Weel Weel"y) [Prov. E. weel, weal, a wicker basket to catch eels; prob. akin to willow, and so
called as made of willow twigs.] A kind of trap or snare for fish, made of twigs. [Obs.] Carew.
(Ween) v. i. [OE. wenen, AS. wnan, fr. wn hope, expectation, opinion; akin to D. waan, OFries.
wn, OS. & OHG. wan, G. wahn delusion, Icel. van hope, expectation, Goth. wns, and D. wanen to
fancy, G. wähnen, Icel. vana to hope, Goth. wnjan, and perhaps to E. winsome, wish.] To think; to
imagine; to fancy. [Obs. or Poetic] Spenser. Milton.
I have lost more than thou wenest.Chaucer.
For well I ween,J. R. Drake.
Never before in the bowers of light
Had the form of an earthly fay been seen.
Though never a dream the roses sentMrs.
Of science or love's compliment,
I ween they smelt as sweet.
(Weep) n. (Zoöl.) The lapwing; the wipe; so called from its cry.
(Weep), obs. imp. of Weep, for wept. Chaucer.
(Weep), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wept ; p. pr. & vb. n. Weeping.] [OE. wepen, AS. wpan, from
wp lamentation; akin to OFries. wpa to lament, OS. wp lamentation, OHG. wuof, Icel. p a shouting,
crying, OS. wpian to lament, OHG. wuoffan, wuoffen, Icel. pa, Goth. wpjan. .]
1. Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to
show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.
And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck.Acts xx. 37.
Phocion was rarely seen to weep or to laugh.Mitford.
And eyes that wake to weep.Mrs. Hemans.
And they wept together in silence.Longfellow.
2. To lament; to complain. "They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat." Num. xi. 13.
3. To flow in drops; to run in drops.
The blood weeps from my heart.Shak.
4. To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.
5. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; said of a plant or its branches.
(Weep), v. t.
1. To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. "I weep bitterly the dead." A. S. Hardy.
We wandering goPope.
Through dreary wastes, and weep each other's woe.