1. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain;
[syn: ache, aching]
1. feel physical pain;
- Example: "Were you hurting after the accident?"
[syn: hurt, ache, suffer]
2. have a desire for something or someone who is not present;
- Example: "She ached for a cigarette"
- Example: "I am pining for my lover"
[syn: ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish]
3. be the source of pain;
[syn: ache, smart, hurt]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ache \Ache\, n. [OE. ache, AS. [ae]ce, ece, fr. acan to ache. See Ache, v. i.] Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. "Such an ache in my bones." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Often used in composition, as, a headache, an earache, a toothache. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ache \Ache\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ached; p. pr. & vb. n. Aching.] [OE. aken, AS. acan, both strong verbs, AS. acan, imp. [=o]c, p. p. acen, to ache; perh. orig. to drive, and akin to agent.] To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed. "My old bones ache." --Shak. [1913 Webster] The sins that in your conscience ache. --Keble. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ach \Ach\, Ache \Ache\, n. [F. ache, L. apium parsley.] A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster] AchaeanWordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
ache n 1: a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain [syn: ache, aching] v 1: feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?" [syn: hurt, ache, suffer] 2: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover" [syn: ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish] 3: be the source of pain [syn: ache, smart, hurt]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
147 Moby Thesaurus words for "ache": ache for, ache to, aching, agonize, ail, angina, anguish, backache, be dying for, be dying to, be hurting for, bellyache, blanch, bleed, blench, blow, brood over, burn to, cephalalgia, chilblains, chill, chilliness, chilling, choose to, clamor for, cold creeps, cold shivers, colic, collywobbles, cramp, crave, creeps, cry for, cryopathy, cut, dearly love to, distress, dithers, dolor, duck bumps, earache, feel pain, feel the pangs, fret, frostbite, gape for, gnawing, go hard with, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, grief, grieve, grimace, gripe, gripes, gut-ache, hanker, have a misery, headache, heartburn, hemicrania, hone for, hope for, horripilation, hunger, hurt, injury, itch for, itch to, kibe, languish for, lesion, like to, long, long for, long to, longing, love to, lust for, megrim, migraine, misery, mope, mourn, nasty blow, odontalgia, otalgia, pain, pang, pant for, passion, pine, pine away, pine for, pound, pounding, pyrosis, rack, shivering, shivers, shock, shoot, shrink, sick headache, sigh for, smart, smarting, sore, sore spot, soreness, sorrow, spasm, splitting headache, spoil for, sting, stitch, stomachache, stress, stress of life, stroke, suffer, suffer anguish, suffering, take on, tender spot, thirst for, thrill, throb, throbbing, throbbing pain, throes, tingle, toothache, twinge, twitch, want to, weary for, wince, wish for, wish to, wound, wrench, writhe, yearn, yearn for, yen for