What does the word lament mean?

Usage examples for lament

  1. He lay down in the dark, and for a long while I heard him moan and lament. – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  2. It was like the lament of one who loved. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  3. While Harry lay there, wrapped in that burning stupor, she prayed, not as she had been taught to pray in her childhood, not with the humble and resigned worship of civilization, but in the wild and threatening lament of a savage who seeks to reach the ears of an implacable deity. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow