What does headache mean?

Definitions for headache

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concern, worry, headache, vexation(noun)

    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, cephalalgia(noun)

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


  1. headache(Noun)

    A pain or ache in the head.

  2. headache(Noun)

    (figurative) A nuisance or unpleasant problem.

    The clumsy filing system has been a huge headache.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headache(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce headache?

  1. Alex
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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. Laurence Wong:

    No one in our family has any history of acute intracerebral hemorrhage, once in a while, she would get a headache like normal people do.

  2. Joan Lunden:

    Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

  3. Richard Aboulafia:

    The technology is a headache, but not insurmountable. The damage to the reputation is the biggest challenge of all.

  4. Ashley Wright:

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

  5. General Jean Kahwaji:

    We raid, and we look for weapons in the camps, but we don't know the people and this is what makes the danger from them great. Yes, the refugee camps cause us a headache because they are not controlled, they must be under the authority of the state and be open, and when the state wants to enter ... they must be cooperative. We are not against people. We welcomed them and I have a humanitarian conviction that they must be helped and (allowed) to live, but not to affect our security.

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