Definitions of pain

  1. cause bodily suffering to
  2. cause anguish or make miserable
  3. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; " washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; " a bit of a bother"; " he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
  4. a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; " the patient developed severe pain and distension"
  5. a bothersome annoying person; " that kid is a terrible pain"
  6. a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; " as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
  7. emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; " the pain of loneliness"
  8. cause emotional anguish or make miserable; " It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
  9. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
  10. Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.
  11. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
  12. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.
  13. See Pains, labor, effort.
  14. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
  15. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.
  16. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
  17. An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli and generally received by specialized nerve endings.
  18. Distress of body or mind; penalty; as, on pain of death.
  19. To cause bodily suffering to; to hurt; to make uneasy; to grieve.
  20. Proctalgia, proctodynia, proctagra.
  21. An abnormal sensation transmitted by the nerves, causing suffering.
  22. Bodily suffering: anguish:- pl. labor: the throes of childbirth.
  23. To distress: to torment: to grieve.
  24. Mental or bodily suffering; in.
  25. To give pain to distress.
  26. To hurt; distress.
  27. Any distressful feeling; suffering.
  28. Care, trouble, or exertion.
  29. Punishment; penalty.
  30. An uneasy sensation in animal bodies; laborious effort; labour with care; uneasiness of mind; the throes of parturition; punishment for crime.
  31. To cause uneasiness; to afflict; to distress.
  32. The sensation of uneasiness, distress, or torture in animals; uneasiness of mind; mental suffering; penalty; punishment denounced or suffered.
  33. To torture; to distress; to render uneasy in body or mind; to trouble; to grieve.

Usage examples for pain

  1. I shall not feel the pain, but shall be gone, And you will have another friend in heaven. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. " In the way that will pain her least. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  3. It gave him pleasure, but it was a pleasure which brought pain. – You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  4. The pain was more than he could stand. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  5. Larry thought of her with a curious, eager pain in his heart. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  6. The matter was settled in one way; but the pain of it took longer to come to an end. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. Call out the boy, wese make him take the pain. – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  8. I would not give you such pain." – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  9. There was even little of pain. – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  10. The thing should be done, let the pain of doing it be what it might. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  11. " I never have them;" and Miss Orne's bright eyes were full of pity for all pain. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. I can bear pain, but to see him like that turned me over. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  13. When I had finished, I went up to bed, and said, " You might spare me the pain of having to sleep by myself." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. He's had so much pain to- day: I hope he will sleep. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  15. The child, as if in pain, cried sharply. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  16. And such pain remained in my heart that I have it there still. – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  17. I do not think he is in much, if any, pain, Daisy; but I want him to be still for a while. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. He was really in pain. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  19. Hattie with the wide grey eyes; with the look of pain upon her. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. She tried to sit up, but the pain made her ill and she lay back on the ground. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers