- a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one: The widow had many visitors during her bereavement.
- a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one; desolation.
- deprivation or loss by force (usually fol. by of): The hurricane left a trail of bereavement of ordinary people.
- the condition of having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
- a death