Definition and Meanings for ail

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Part of Speech of ail

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of ail

oe. eilen, ailen, as. eglan to trouble, pain; akin to goth. us-agljan to distress, agls troublesome, irksome, aglo, aglitha, pain, and prob. to e. awe. root3

Meaning of ail


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; -- used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? i know not what ails him.

as intransitive verb

  • to be affected with pain or uneasiness of any sort; to be ill or indisposed or in trouble.

as noun

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