- to take in and let out a long, deep, audible breath, esp. in expressing sorrow, relief, fatigue, longing, etc.
- to make a sound like that of a sigh: trees sighing in the wind
- to feel longing or grief; yearn or lament (for)
Origin of sighMiddle English sighen, back-formation from sihten, past tense of siken from Old English sican, to sigh: probably echoic
- to express with a sigh
- to spend in sighing: to sigh the day away
- Rare to lament with sighing