What does ail mean?

Definitions for ail

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

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

  4. Origin: [OE. eilen, ailen, AS. eglan to trouble, pain; akin to Goth. us-agljan to distress, agls troublesome, irksome, aglo, aglitha, pain, and prob. to E. awe. 3.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ail

    āl, v.i. to feel pain: to be in trouble.—v.t. to trouble, afflict—obs. except in impers. phrase 'What ails you?'—n. trouble: indisposition.—n. Ail′ment, pain: indisposition: disease. [A.S. eglan, to pain. See Awe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ail in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for ail

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • болка, боли, неразположен съм, болест, безпокои, болен съмBulgarian
  • kränklich seinGerman
  • adolecer, enfermedad, molestarSpanish
  • vaiva, sairastaa, vaivataFinnish
  • souffrir, être malade, faillir, manquerFrench
  • liga, sirgtLatvian
  • schelen, sukkelen, mankerenDutch
  • тревожить, беспокоить, недомогать, болетьRussian

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