Word of the Day: Mourn

mourn

mourn / môrn

 

verb

1. to express or feel grief or sadness at a loss or the death of someone

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha, 563 BC – 483 BC

 

2. to display grief for the death of someone through conventional customs or signs, such as wearing black, etc.

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

From “King Henry VI” by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616

 

3. to make a sorrowful sound or utterance

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Isaiah 38:14, (KJV)