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Webster 1913 Edition


Sorrow

Sor′row

,
Noun.
[OE.
sorwe
,
sorewe
,
sor[GREEK]e
, AS.
sorg
,
sorh
; akin to D.
zorg
care, anxiety, OS.
sorga
, OHG.
sorga
,
soraga
,
suorga
, G.
sorge
, Icel., Sw., & Dan.
sorg
, Goth.
saúrga
; of unknown origin.]
The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.
Milton.
How great a
sorrow
suffereth now Arcite!
Chaucer.
The safe and general antidote against
sorrow
is employment.
Rambler.
Syn. – Grief; unhappiness; regret; sadness; heaviness; mourning; affliction. See
Affliction
, and
Grief
.

Sor′row

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Sorrowed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Sorrowing
.]
[OE.
sorowen
,
sorwen
,
sorhen
, AS.
sorgian
; akin to Goth.
saúrgan
. See
Sorrow
,
Noun.
]
To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
Sorrowing
most of all . . . that they should see his face no more.
Acts xx. 38.
I desire no man to
sorrow
for me.
Sir J. Hayward.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sorrow

SOR'ROW

,
Noun.
The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good. or of frustrated hopes of good, or expected loss of happiness; to grieve; to be sad. I rejoice not that ye were made sorry, but the ye sorrowed to repentance. I Cor. 7. Sorrowing most of all for the words which be spoke, that they should see his face no more. Acts 20.

Definition 2022


sorrow

sorrow

English

Noun

sorrow (countable and uncountable, plural sorrows)

  1. (uncountable) unhappiness, woe
    • Rambler
      The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.
  2. (countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
    Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Translations

Verb

sorrow (third-person singular simple present sorrows, present participle sorrowing, simple past and past participle sorrowed)

  1. (intransitive) To feel or express grief.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 424:
      Sorrow not, sir,’ says he, ‘like those without hope.’
  2. (transitive) To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.

References

  • sorrow” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "sorrow" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.