- 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)
ME sighen, back-form. < sihten, pt. of siken < OE sican, to sigh: prob. echoic
the act or sound of sighing