La*ment", n. [L. lamentum. Cf. Lament, v.] 1. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.

Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.

2. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

La*ment" (?), v. i. [F. lamenter, L. lamentari, fr. lamentum a lament.] To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah.
2 Chron. xxxv. 25.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.
John xvi. 20.

La*ment", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamented; p. pr. & vb. n. Lamenting.] To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.

One laughed at follies, one lamented crimes.

Syn. -- To deplore; mourn; bewail. See Deplore.