The definition of bereaved is a sadness, such as the loss of someone as a result of death.
An example of bereaved is a person whose mother has died.
grieving over the death of a relative or friend
the survivors of a person who has died recently
Suffering the loss of a loved one: the bereaved family.
noun(used with a pl. verb)
People who are bereaved: The bereaved were comforted by their friends.
(comparative more bereaved, superlative most bereaved)
- having suffered the death of a loved one
- bereaved relatives
- simple past tense and past participle of bereave