[15:18 bsb]$ dict bereft
3 definitions found

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Bereave \Be*reave"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bereaved}, {Bereft};
     p. pr. & vb. n. {Bereaving.}] [OE. bireven, AS. bere['a]fian.
     See {Be-}, and {Reave.}]
     1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before
        the person or thing taken away.
  
              Madam, you have bereft me of all words. --Shak.
  
              Bereft of him who taught me how to sing. --Tickell.
  
     2. To take away from. [Obs.]
  
              All your interest in those territories Is utterly
              bereft you; all is lost.              --Shak.
  
     3. To take away. [Obs.]
  
              Shall move you to bereave my life.    --Marlowe.
  
     Note: The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in
           reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or
           bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and
           strength.
  
     Syn: To dispossess; to divest.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Bereft \Be*reft"\,
     imp. & p. p. of Bereave.

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  bereft
       adj 1: unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love [syn: {lovelorn},
               {unbeloved}]
       2: sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
          [syn: {bereaved}, {grief-stricken}, {grieving}, {mourning(a)},
           {sorrowing(a)}]