- 1Feel or show sorrow for the death of (someone), typically by following conventions such as the wearing of black clothes: Isobel mourned her husband [no object]: she mourned for her friends who died in the accidentMore example sentences
- He was lost in battle to his only enemy, and he was mourned for years after his death by the people who had grown to love him.
- As well as mourning someone's death, one ought to be able to celebrate their life.
- In death he was widely mourned, but as much for his joie de vivre as for his rugby.
- 1.1Feel regret or sadness about (the loss or disappearance of something): publishers mourned declining sales of hardback fictionMore example sentences
- The pub trade in York is now mourning the loss of a good licensing officer who bitterly regrets the part he played in his own downfall.
- I've always bemoaned these losses, but never exactly mourned the loss of a station.
- Jillian admitted that she still mourns the loss of her first true love.
Old English murnan, of Germanic origin.