Online Dictionary

grieve Explained

grieve at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


grieve at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, "cause pain," from tonic stem of O.Fr. grever (see grief). Meaning "be very sad, lament" is from c.1300. Grievance (c.1300, from O.Fr. grevance, from grever) originally was "injury;" sense of "hardship as cause for complaint" is from 1481. Grievous (c.1290) is from Anglo-Fr. grevous, from O.Fr. grevas, from gref "grief." ///

grieve at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: grever, from Latin gravare 'to load heavily', from gravis; GRAVE1]//
1 [I and T] to feel extremely sad, especially because someone you love has died: grieve over/for// --He died, and every day since then I have grieved for him.// --People need time to grieve after the death of a loved one.// --She grieved the loss of her only son.//
2 [T] if something grieves you, it makes you feel very unhappy: upset// --My aunt, it grieves me to say, gets things confused.//

grieve at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "grieve":
ache, affect, afflict, affront, aggrieve, agonize, anguish,
barb the dart, bear, bemoan, bewail, bleed, break down,
bring to tears, brood over, bruise, complain, constrain, crush,
cry, cut, cut up, deplore, desolate, dirge, discomfort, dismay,
distress, draw tears, elegize, embitter, endure, fret,
give offense, give sorrow words, give umbrage, hurt,
hurt the feelings, injure, inundate, keen, knell, lament, melt,
melt the heart, moan, mope, mourn, move, offend, oppress, outrage,
overwhelm, pain, pierce, pine, pine away, prick, prostrate, reach,
regret, repine, rue, sadden, shed tears, sigh, sing the blues,
soften, sorrow, stab, sting, suffer, take on, torment, touch,
twist the knife, wail, weep, weep over, wound

grieve at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Melancholy): be dejected, grieve, mourn, lament, lose heart, grow despondent, droop, frown, pout, mope, brood over, fret, sulk, pine, pine away, yearn.

[V] (Lamentation): lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over, bewail, bemoan, wail, cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber.

grieve at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 ~ (for / over sb/sth) to feel very sad, especially because sb has died:
[V] They are still grieving for their dead child. * grieving relatives * [VN] She grieved the death of her husband.
2 (formal) to make you feel very sad:
[VN that] It grieved him that he could do nothing to help her. * [VN] Their lack of interest grieved her. * [VN to inf] It grieved her to leave.

Grieve at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Grieve \Grieve\ (gr[=e]v), Greeve \Greeve\, n. [AS. ger[=e]fa.
Cf. {Reeve} an officer.]
A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a
manorial bailiff. [Scot.]

Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve. --Sir
W. Scott.

Grieve \Grieve\ (gr[=e]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grieved}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Grieving}.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare
to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See {Grief.}]
1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to
make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt;
to try.

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. --Eph. iv. 30.

The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.

2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.]

Grieve \Grieve\, v. i.
To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil;
to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.

Do not you grieve at this. --Shak.

grieve at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: feel grief; eat one's heart out [syn: {sorrow}]
2: break the heart of; cause to feel sorrow [syn: {aggrieve}]

grieve at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: audio » en-us-grieve.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: a » RP|US: Inter: IPA » /ɡɹiːv/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gri:v/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːv

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » grœfa|lang=ang


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: obsolet » e A governor of a town or province.
    1. Inter: chiefly » Scotland A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
      Derived terms
      * grieveship

      Etymology 2

      From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » grever||to burden|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » gravare|lang=la, from adjective Inter: term » gravis||grave|lang=la.


      Inter: en-verb » griev|ing

  • Inter: transitiv » e To cause sorrow or distress.
  • Inter: transitiv » e To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To experience grief.
  • Inter: transitive » archaic To harm.
  • Inter: transitiv » e To submit or file a grievance.
  • : '2009 DAmico, Rob', Editor, Texas Teacher'', published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
  • :* Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the ... Board of Trustees.
    Derived terms
    * grieved
  • griever
  • grievingly
    Related terms
    * grievance
  • grievous
  • grief
    Inter: trans-top » to cause sorrow
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bedroeven
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|aflikti
  • Finnish: tehdä murheelliseksi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|elszomorít, Inter: t+ » hu|bánt
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|üzmek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to feel very sad about
    • Dutch: betreuren;
    • Ewe: fa konyi
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|murehtia, Inter: t+ » fi|surra
    • French: avoir du chagrin
    • Ido: chagrenar
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|affliggersi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Sardinian:
  • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|affliggj’, Inter: tø » sdn|afrigj’
  • Sassarese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdc|accurà, Inter: tø » sdc|affriggì
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|caoidh, Inter: t- » gd|caoin
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|üzülmek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to experience grief
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|treuren
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|sorgian

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|caoidh, Inter: t- » gd|caoin
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|üzülmek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * regive
    Category: Category:English ergative verbs -
    Translation: et » grieve
    Translation: el » grieve
    Translation: es » grieve
    Translation: fa » grieve
    Translation: fr » grieve
    Translation: ko » grieve
    Translation: io » grieve
    Translation: it » grieve
    Translation: kn » grieve
    Translation: hu » grieve
    Translation: mg » grieve
    Translation: ml » grieve
    Translation: my » grieve
    Translation: pl » grieve
    Translation: fi » grieve
    Translation: sv » grieve
    Translation: tl » grieve
    Translation: ta » grieve
    Translation: te » grieve
    Translation: vi » grieve
    Translation: zh » grieve

    griève at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-adj-for » m {{f}}
  • Inter: form of » feminine|grief|lang=fr

  • Translation: fr » griève