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Meaning of ACHE

Pronunciation:  eyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
  2. [v]  have a yen for
  3. [v]  feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
  4. [v]  be the source of pain

ACHE is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aching, hurt, languish, long, pine, smart, suffer, yearn, yen
 See Also: act up, backache, bellyache, bite, burn, catch, cause to be perceived, cephalalgia, comprehend, die, earache, gastralgia, get, head ache, headache, hunger, hurting, itch, kill, miss, odontalgia, otalgia, pain, perceive, prick, shoot, sting, stomach ache, stomachache, thirst, throb, toothache, twinge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    Note: Often used in composition, as, a headache, an earache,
          a toothache.
  2. \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.
          The sins that in your conscience ache.   --Keble.
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