What does the word grief mean?

Usage examples for grief

  1. There were those that for three days would neither eat nor drink for passing grief. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  2. Every second man you meet is more or less on the turf, and they never come to grief by it. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  3. Little Pennoyer said: Yes, that's so, Grief. – Last Words by Stephen Crane