What does headache mean?

Definitions for headache
ˈhɛdˌeɪkheadache

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

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

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How to say headache in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Lee Broadway:

    Lee suffered from migraines, so a headache wasn’t really something I was concerned about.

  2. George Sun:

    So far the feedback (from local governments) is very, very positive. We solved the biggest headache of electric car charging for local government.

  3. Tim Assiter:

    It is one of the biggest headache crops, you've got to love it to do it. It's not something that you do just for the money.

  4. Richard Aboulafia:

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

  5. Andy Cohen:

    I was sick with covid quite early on. My symptoms were a slight headache, tightness of the chest and I lost all taste and smell!

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