What does groan mean?

Definitions for groan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. groan, moan(verb)

    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval

  2. groan, moan(verb)

    indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

    "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"


  1. groan(Noun)

    A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.

  2. groan(Noun)

    A low, guttural sound uttered in frustration or disapproval.

  3. groan(Verb)

    To make a groan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groan(verb)

    to give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan

  2. Groan(verb)

    to strive after earnestly, as with groans

  3. Groan(verb)

    to affect by groans

  4. Groan(noun)

    a low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans

  5. Origin: [OE. gronen, granen, granien, AS. grnian, fr. the root of grennian to grin. 35. See 2d Grin, and cf. Grunt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Groan

    grōn, v.i. to utter a moaning sound in distress: (fig.) to be afflicted: to express disapprobation of a speaker by means of audible groans or similar sounds.—n. a deep moaning sound as of distress: a sound of disapprobation.—adj. Groan′ful (Spens.), sad, agonising.—n. Groan′ing, a deep moan as of pain: any low rumbling sound. [A.S. gránian.]

Anagrams for groan »

  1. organ

  2. Goran

  3. argon

How to pronounce groan?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of groan in a Sentence

  1. William Blake:

    My mother groan'd, my father wept Into the dangerous world I leapt, Helpless, naked, piping load, Like a friend hid in a cloud.

  2. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone.

  3. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    It's tax day and while many Americans are filing their taxes with a groan, taxpayers in the Badger State have reason to cheer. In Wisconsin, we have enacted more than $2 billion in tax cuts, giving our citizens much-needed relief, call us crazy Midwesterners but we think you know how to spend your money better than the government.

Images & Illustrations of groan

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