Definitions for aileɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ail

Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to cause pain, uneasiness, or trouble to.

  2. (v.i.)to be unwell; feel pain; be ill.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of ail:

bef. 950; ME ail, eilen, OE eglan to afflict

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garlic, ail(verb)

    aromatic bulb used as seasoning

  2. ail(verb)

    be ill or unwell

  3. trouble, ail, pain(verb)

    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ail(verb)

    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

  2. Ail(verb)

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

  3. Ail(noun)

    indisposition or morbid affection

Anagrams of ail

  1. Ali

  2. Lai

Translations for ail

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be ill

The old lady has been ailing for some time.

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