Definitions for ACHEeɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

acheeɪk(v.; n.)ached, ach•ing

  1. (v.i.)to have or suffer a continuous dull pain.

    Category: Pathology

  2. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like:

    His heart ached for the starving animals.

  3. to feel painful eagerness; yearn; long:

    She ached to be the champion.

  4. (n.)a continuous dull pain.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of ache:

bef. 900; OE acan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ache, aching(verb)

    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

  2. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

  3. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

  4. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ache(verb)ɪk

    to hurt

    aching feet; My body aches all over.


  1. ache(Noun)

    Continued dull pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain.

  2. ache(Verb)

    To suffer pain; to be the source of, or be in, pain, especially continued dull pain; to be distressed.

  3. ache(Noun)


  4. ache(Noun)

    A variant spelling of aitch.

  5. Ache(ProperNoun)

    A language spoken by the Yi people of South-Western China.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ache(noun)

    a name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley

  2. Ache(verb)

    continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. "Such an ache in my bones."

  3. Ache(verb)

    to suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed


  1. Acetylcholinesterase

    Acetylcholinesterase, also known as AChE or acetylhydrolase, is a hydrolase that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. AChE is found at mainly neuromuscular junctions and cholinergic brain synapses, where its activity serves to terminate synaptic transmission. It belongs to carboxylesterase family of enzymes. It is the primary target of inhibition by organophosphorus compounds such as nerve agents and pesticides.

Translations for ACHE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be in continuous pain

My tooth aches.

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