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Bereaved definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BERE'AVED, pp. Deprived; stripped and left destitute.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope" [syn: bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning, sorrowing] n
1: a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; "the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of" [syn: bereaved, bereaved person]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1799 suffering the death of a loved one II. noun (plural bereaved) Date: 1815 one who is bereaved

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bereave Be*reave", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bereaved, Bereft; p. pr. & vb. n. Bereaving.] [OE. bireven, AS. bere['a]fian. See Be-, and Reave.] 1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away. Madam, you have bereft me of all words. --Shak. Bereft of him who taught me how to sing. --Tickell. 2. To take away from. [Obs.] All your interest in those territories Is utterly bereft you; all is lost. --Shak. 3. To take away. [Obs.] Shall move you to bereave my life. --Marlowe. Note: The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and strength. Syn: To dispossess; to divest.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A bereaved person is one who has a relative or close friend who has recently died. Mr Dinkins visited the bereaved family to offer comfort. ADJ: usu ADJ n The bereaved are people who are bereaved. He wanted to show his sympathy for the bereaved. N-PLURAL: the N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

p., a. Deprived of friend or kindred, desolate, lorn.

Moby Thesaurus

beggared, beggarly, bereaved of, bereft, cut off, denuded, deprived, deprived of, disadvantaged, distressed, divested, fatherless, fleeced, ghettoized, impoverished, in need, in rags, in want, indigent, lacking, mendicant, minus, motherless, necessitous, needy, on relief, orphan, orphaned, out at elbows, out of, parentless, parted from, pauperized, poverty-stricken, robbed of, shorn of, sorrowing, starveling, stripped, stripped of, underprivileged, wanting, widowed



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