Definition and Meanings for pain
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Pain is ranked 19,385 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of pain
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of pain
Meaning of pain
- punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
- 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.
- specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
- uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish. also called mental pain.
- see pains, labor, effort.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
- to inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
- 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.
- to render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as, a child's faults pain his parents.