What does Pain mean?

Definitions for Pain
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pain, hurting(noun)

    a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

    "the patient developed severe pain and distension"

  2. pain, painfulness(noun)

    emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

    "the pain of loneliness"

  3. pain, pain sensation, painful sensation(noun)

    a somatic sensation of acute discomfort

    "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"

  4. pain, pain in the neck, nuisance(noun)

    a bothersome annoying person

    "that kid is a terrible pain"

  5. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass(verb)

    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"

  6. trouble, ail, pain(verb)

    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

  7. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

    "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

GCIDE

  1. pain(n.)

    Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish. Also called mental pain. Chaucer.

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

Wiktionary

  1. pain(Noun)

    An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  2. pain(Noun)

    The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  3. pain(Noun)

    An annoying person or thing.

    Your mother is a right pain.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  4. pain(Noun)

    Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  5. pain(Verb)

    To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.

    The wound pained him.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  6. pain(Verb)

    To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.

    It pains me to say that I must let you go.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  7. pain(Verb)

    To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

  8. Pain(ProperNoun)

    An English surname, variant of Paine.

    Etymology: From and peine, from poena, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pain(noun)

    punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  2. Pain(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  3. Pain(noun)

    specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  4. Pain(noun)

    uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  5. Pain(noun)

    see Pains, labor, effort

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  6. Pain(noun)

    to inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  7. Pain(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

  8. Pain(noun)

    to render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents

    Etymology: [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal, Pine to languish, Punish.]

Freebase

  1. Pain

    Pain is an unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting alcohol on a cut, and bumping the "funny bone". The International Association for the Study of Pain's widely used definition states: "Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage." Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain resolves promptly once the painful stimulus is removed and the body has healed, but sometimes pain persists despite removal of the stimulus and apparent healing of the body; and sometimes pain arises in the absence of any detectable stimulus, damage or disease. Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Psychological factors such as social support, hypnotic suggestion, excitement, or distraction can significantly modulate pain's intensity or unpleasantness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pain

    pān, n. suffering coming as the punishment of evil-doing: suffering either of body or mind: anguish: great care or trouble taken in doing anything: (pl.) labour: care: trouble: the throes of childbirth.—v.t. to cause suffering to: to distress: to torment: to grieve.—adjs. Pained, showing or expressing pain: (B.) in pain, in labour; Pain′ful, full of pain: causing pain: requiring labour, pain, or care: (arch.) hard-working, painstaking: distressing: difficult.—adv. Pain′fully.—n. Pain′fulness.—adj. Pain′less, without pain.—adv. Pain′lessly.—ns. Pain′lessness; Pains′taker, one who takes pains or care: a laborious worker.—adj. Pains′taking, taking pains or care: laborious: diligent.—n. careful labour: diligence.—Under pain of, subject to the penalty of. [Fr. peine—L. pœna, satisfaction—Gr. poinē, penalty.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. pain

    1. The sacred, immanent music of the Cosmos written in slow triple time. 2. A form of salvation invented by Christianity. 3. A beautiful and ecstatic state wherein one comes to a realization of the benevolence of the Almighty.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pain

    An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.

Editors Contribution

  1. Pain

    My pain isn't who I am, But it controls who I am, And in this world, What you can do Is a huge measure of who you are. Words don't always win, but actions do.

    Submitted by anonymous on October 2, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1426

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1680

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pain' in Nouns Frequency: #569

Anagrams for Pain »

  1. NIPA, nipa

How to pronounce Pain?

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How to say Pain in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Pain in a Sentence

  1. Derek Clarke:

    Just because they’re a drug addict doesn’t mean we’re not going to give them something for their pain.

  2. Beth Chapman:

    She takes over-the-counter pain meds. She will not take anything prescription. i'm a fighter, I'm a strong fighter -- big-time survivor -- and I'm gonna fight this as vigorously as it's fighting me.

  3. Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun-Times, November 5, 2001:

    They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?

  4. Alan Cooper:

    Apparently, Neanderthals possessed a good knowledge of medicinal plants and their various anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties..., the use of antibiotics would be very surprising, as this is more than 40,000 years before we developed penicillin.

  5. Ismelida Fernandez:

    My sister was crying all night from the pain in her head.

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