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Meaning of PAIN

Pronunciation:  peyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
  4. [n]  a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
  5. [n]  a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
  6. [v]  cause bodily suffering to
  7. [v]  cause anguish or make miserable

PAIN is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: afflict, ail, anguish, annoyance, bother, botheration, hurt, hurting, infliction, nuisance, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, pain in the neck, painful sensation, painfulness, trouble
 Antonyms: pleasance, pleasure
 See Also: ache, aching, agonise, agonize, agony, arthralgia, break out, burn, burning, causalgia, chest pain, chiralgia, colic, costalgia, disagree with, disagreeable person, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, distress, distress, dysmenorrhea, erupt, excruciate, excruciation, feeling, glossalgia, glossodynia, growing pains, growing pains, haemorrhoid, hemorrhoid, hurt, hurt, intestinal colic, irritant, keratalgia, labor pain, mastalgia, melagra, mental anguish, meralgia, metralgia, mittelschmerz, myalgia, myodynia, negative stimulus, nephralgia, neuralgia, neuralgy, nuisance, odynophagia, orchidalgia, pang, pang, phantom limb pain, photalgia, photophobia, piles, plague, pleuralgia, pleurodynia, podalgia, proctalgia, rack, recrudesce, referred pain, renal colic, smart, smarting, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia, soreness, sting, stinging, stitch, suffer, suffering, suffering, symptom, tenderness, thermalgesia, thorn, throb, torment, torment, torture, torture, try, twinge, twinge, ulalgia, unpleasant person, unpleasantness, untune, upset, urodynia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pain\, n. [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty,
    punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. ? penalty. Cf.
    {Penal}, {Pine} to languish, {Punish}.]
    1. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil
       inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the
       commission of a crime; penalty. --Chaucer.
             We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him.
             Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. --Dryden.
             None shall presume to fly, under pain of death.
    2. 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. ``The pain of Jesus Christ.'' --Chaucer.
    Note: Pain may occur in any part of the body where sensory
          nerves are distributed, and it is always due to some
          kind of stimulation of them. The sensation is generally
          referred to the peripheral end of the nerve.
    3. pl. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
             She bowed herself and travailed, for her pains came
             upon her.                             --1 Sam. iv.
    4. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety;
       grief; solicitude; anguish. --Chaucer.
             In rapture as in pain.                --Keble.
    5. See {Pains}, labor, effort.
    {Bill of pains and penalties}. See under {Bill}.
    {To die in the pain}, to be tortured to death. [Obs.]
  2. \Pain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pained}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Paining}.] [OE. peinen, OF. pener, F. peiner to fatigue. See
    {Pain}, n.]
    1. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish. [Obs.]
       --Wyclif (Acts xxii. 5).
    2. 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.
             Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us. --Locke
    3. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to
       grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
             I am pained at my very heart.         --Jer. iv. 19.
    {To pain one's self}, to exert or trouble one's self; to take
       pains; to be solicitous. [Obs.] ``She pained her to do all
       that she might.'' --Chaucer.
    Syn: To disquiet; trouble; afflict; grieve; aggrieve;
         distress; agonize; torment; torture.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in pain means that you are being too hard on yourself with regards to a situation that was out of your control. It may also be a true reflection of real pain that exists somewhere in your body. Dreams can reveal and warn about health problems. Dreaming that you are inflicting pain to yourself, indicates that you are experiencing some overwhelming turmoil or problems in your waking life. You are trying to disconnect yourself from your reality by concentrating on the pain that you inflicted to yourself.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Pain is a sensation of suffering due to some form of stimulation of nerve endings. Pain is characterized by:
  • the location: identified by anatomy (e.g. back, chest, head, etc.)
  • the quality: local, diffuse, constant, intermittent, burning, shooting, gnawing, sharp, dull, throbbing, etc
  • radiation: the distribution from the place where it is felt worst
  • frequency (continually, occasionally, etc.)
  • triggering agents: exercise, emotional state, ingestion of certain food, etc.
  • associated symptoms: shortness of breath (sometimes with chest pain), photophobia (often with migraine), bloating (often with gallstones), etc.
Thesaurus Terms
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