mourns, mourning, mourned
1) VERB If you mourn someone who has died or mourn for them, you are very sad that they have died and show your sorrow in the way that you behave.

[V n] Joan still mourns her father...

[V n] The whole nation had mourned the death of their great leader...

[V for n] He mourned for his valiant men...

I buried him on the top of the hill and mourned.

grieve for
2) VERB If you mourn something or mourn for it, you regret that you no longer have it and show your regret in the way that you behave.

[V n] We mourned the loss of our cities...

[V for n] She mourned for the beloved past.

grieve for
3) See also mourning

English dictionary. 2008.


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