[intransitive, transitive] (formal or literary) to cry, usually because you are sad She started to weep uncontrollably. I could have wept thinking about what I'd missed. weep for/with something He wept for joy. weep at/over something I do not weep over his death. weep something She wept bitter tears of disappointment. weep to do something I wept to see him looking so sick. + speech ‘I'm so unhappy!’ she wept.