What does ache mean?

Definitions for ache
eɪkache

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ache.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ache, achingverb

    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

  2. hurt, ache, sufferverb

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

  3. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languishverb

    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, hurtverb

    be the source of pain

Wiktionary

  1. achenoun

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

  2. acheverb

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

  3. achenoun

    Parsley.

  4. achenoun

    A variant spelling of aitch.

  5. Achenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Achenoun

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

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

  2. Acheverb

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

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

  3. Acheverb

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

    Etymology: [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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  1. Aceh, each, HACE

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Numerology

  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. Jeanine Masika:

    It's like suffering from all the diseases of Congo at the same time, i felt bad all over my body: headache, stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting, tiredness.

  2. Josh Sweeney:

    The whole time I was doing that, not even really realizing how much I was using all those muscles I haven’t been able to use, I would get done with practice and be sore, for the first year, my elbow, shoulder and hand would just ache.

  3. Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller:

    He was as dedicated as anyone can be dedicated. We lose, we hurt, we ache, we feel this, but our community will too.

  4. Aisina Zindusova:

    I felt OK up until now, but I cannot believe I carried a clamp in my stomach for three years after my caesarean , my back started to ache and I started to lose weight, then an X-ray found a clamp inside of me.

  5. Greg Poland:

    If you have an acute case of coronavirus or flu, you will feel so tired, so achy, you'd basically be driven to bed. Everybody would see the difference, allergies may make you feel tired, but they're not going to cause severe muscle or joint ache.

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