What does ache mean?

Definitions for ache

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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


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. aken, AS. acan, both strong verbs, AS. acan, imp. c, p. p. acen, to ache; perh. orig. to drive, and akin to agent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ache

    āk, n. a continued pain.—v.i. to be in continued pain:—pr.p. āch′ing; pa.p. āched.—n. Ach′ing, continued pain or distress. [The verb is properly ake, the noun ache, as in speak and speech. The A.S. noun æce is from the verb ac-an, to ache.]

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Anagrams for ache »

  1. Aceh, each, HACE

How to pronounce ache?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ache in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ache in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ache in a Sentence

  1. Nina Saria:

    It just felt like a muscle ache.

  2. Brooks Koepka:

    I'm dead. I'm fried, my body is starting to ache, too.

  3. Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller:

    We lose, we hurt, we ache, in an instant, lives can change forever.

  4. Ron Prestage:

    They get a little bit of a belly ache and have diarrhea and then get over it.

  5. William Blake:

    Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.

Images & Illustrations of ache

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