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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concern, worry, headache, vexationnoun

    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"

  2. headache, head ache, cephalalgianoun

    pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs


  1. headachenoun

    A pain or ache in the head.

  2. headachenoun

    (figurative) A nuisance or unpleasant problem.

    The clumsy filing system has been a huge headache.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headachenoun

    pain in the head; cephalalgia


  1. Headache

    A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium, muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes. There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Headache is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying etiology or cause, but commonly involves analgesics.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Headache

    The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headache' in Nouns Frequency: #2758

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headache in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headache in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of headache in a Sentence

  1. Steven Nissen:

    If they get muscle aches and remember that they are taking the drug for an asymptomatic disease, maybe they are going to stop taking the drug, high cholesterol has no symptoms – it’s not like a headache or a stomach ache or feeling bad – it is just a risk factor.

  2. Nathan Rigney:

    Some people may end up paying more. Some will end up paying a little less, and some will break even. But it can be a huge headache even when there's not a big impact on your bank account.

  3. Allen Sills:

    Symptom reporting is more important than ever, vaccinated people may have very different symptoms. Last year, for those who had COVID-19, they might have a high fever and chills and trouble breathing... and with the vaccination they may have only nasal congestion or a mild sore throat or a headache or fatigue.

  4. Andrius Tursa:

    Fidesz has been weakened by the pandemic, the government faces a highly unpredictable economic and public health environment in 2021 and polls show that a united opposition could become a serious headache for the ruling party.

  5. Ashley Wright:

    My daughter was in good spirits that morning. She didnt complain of a headache.

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