What does trouble mean?

Definitions for trouble
ˈtrʌb əltrou·ble

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trouble, problem(noun)

    a source of difficulty

    "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"

  2. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

    an angry disturbance

    "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

  3. trouble(noun)

    an event causing distress or pain

    "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"

  4. trouble, difficulty(noun)

    an effort that is inconvenient

    "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"

  5. worry, trouble(noun)

    a strong feeling of anxiety

    "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles"

  6. trouble(verb)

    an unwanted pregnancy

    "he got several girls in trouble"

  7. disturb, upset, trouble(verb)

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

  8. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother(verb)

    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

    "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

  9. perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder(verb)

    disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

    "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

  10. trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneself(verb)

    take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

    "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"

  11. trouble, ail, pain(verb)

    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Wiktionary

  1. trouble(Noun)

    A distressful or dangerous situation.

    He was in trouble when the rain started.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  2. trouble(Noun)

    A difficulty, problem, condition, or action contributing to such a situation.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  3. trouble(Noun)

    A violent occurrence or event.

    The bridge column magnified the trouble with a slight tilt in the wrong direction.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  4. trouble(Noun)

    Efforts taken or expended, typically beyond the normal required.

    It's no trouble for me to edit it.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  5. trouble(Noun)

    A malfunction, as in "heart trouble".

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  6. trouble(Noun)

    Liability to punishment; conflict with authority.

    He had some trouble with the law.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  7. trouble(Verb)

    To disturb, stir up, agitate (a medium, especially water).

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  8. trouble(Verb)

    To mentally distress; to cause (someone) to be anxious or perplexed.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  9. trouble(Verb)

    In weaker sense: to bother; to annoy, pester.

    Question 3 in the test is troubling me.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

  10. trouble(Verb)

    To take pains to do something.

    Etymology: Verb is from troblen, from trobler, from *, from turbula, diminutive of turba. The noun is from troble, from troble,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trouble(verb)

    to put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate

  2. Trouble(verb)

    to disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex

  3. Trouble(verb)

    to give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter

  4. Trouble(adj)

    troubled; dark; gloomy

  5. Trouble(verb)

    the state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity

  6. Trouble(verb)

    that which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts

  7. Trouble(verb)

    a fault or interruption in a stratum

Freebase

  1. Trouble

    Trouble is an American doom metal band noted as one of the pioneers of their genre, alongside bands such as Candlemass and Saint Vitus. The band created a distinct style taking influences of the British heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and psychedelic rock of the 1970s. A critically acclaimed group, their first two albums, Psalm 9 and The Skull are cited as landmarks of doom metal, and their early 1990s releases on Def American would take a more stoner metal oriented direction. To date, Trouble has released six studio albums. Although the band never officially broke up, Trouble was plagued by extended inactivity after their original singer Eric Wagner left in 1997. He eventually rejoined in 2000 before leaving again eight years later. The nucleus of the band had been vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin, and drummer Jeff Olson. The band is also noted for the spiritual nature of their early lyrics; their first record label, Metal Blade Records, marketed the band as "white metal" in the 1980s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trouble

    trub′l, v.t. to put into a confused state: to agitate: to disturb: to annoy: to busy or engage overmuch: to put to inconvenience.—v.i. to take pains.—n. disturbance: affliction: disease: uneasiness: that which disturbs or afflicts.—ns. Troub′le-mirth, a kill-joy; Troub′ler.—adj. Troub′lesome, causing or giving trouble or inconvenience: vexatious: importunate: troublous.—adv. Troub′lesomely.—n. Troub′lesomeness.—adj. Troub′lous, full of trouble or disorder: agitated: tumultuous: disturbing.—Cast oil on troubled waters (fig.), to appease, calm, quieten. [O. Fr. tourbler—Low L. turbulāre—L. turbāre, to disturb—turba, a crowd.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. trouble

    1. A hallucination that affords a sweet satisfaction to the possessor. 2. Any interesting topic of conversation. 3. A plan of Nature whereby a person is diverted from the humiliation of seeing himself as others see him. (An impressario's troubles begin when the prima donna kicks and the ladies of the ballet won't.)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. TROUBLE

    Something that many are looking for but no one wants.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trouble' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1309

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trouble' in Written Corpus Frequency: #618

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trouble' in Nouns Frequency: #454

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trouble' in Verbs Frequency: #1024

How to pronounce trouble?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say trouble in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trouble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trouble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trouble in a Sentence

  1. Alexei Malashenko:

    It's a signal: we will clean the field around you so that you know your place, but you are personally not in trouble yet. some people in security services of the Russian Federation don't like Ramzan Kadyrov because it's permitted to him to do everything he wants.

  2. Tyler Tessier:

    The pregnant teacher did n’t show up to her first day of school on Sept. 5. On Sept. 7, her vehicle was found parked five minutes away from the school she worked at. PREGNANT MARYLAND TEACHER REPORTED MISSING AFTER SENDING' TROUBLING' TEXT MESSAGE On Monday, Wallen’s father, Mark, pleaded with the public at a news conference for information on his daughter and was offering a $ 25,000 reward for anything on her whereabouts, while Tyler Tessier, who also spoke, said Tyler Tessier was praying Wallen would be found safe. Laura, if you are listening, it doesn't matter what’s happened, it doesn't matter what type of trouble, there is nothing we can't fix together – myself and yourfamily, there are so many people, so many people that miss you, so many people who were out, who haven't slept. We haven't eaten. We are just looking or praying that you are safe.

  3. George Lucas:

    They looked at the stories, and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,’ they decided they didn’t want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing. …They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway — but if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up.

  4. Andre Little:

    He's a good son. He's a sergeant in the United States Army, serving our country proudly. Never gotten in any trouble in his life.

  5. John Simon:

    In the beginning was the word. But by the time the second word was added to it, there was trouble. For with it came syntax...

Images & Illustrations of trouble

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Translations for trouble

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  • مشكلةArabic
  • бядаBelarusian
  • problémyCzech
  • problemerDanish
  • Anstrengung, Ärger, bekümmern, Bemühung, belästigen, Mühe, Störung, beunruhigen, SchwierigkeitGerman
  • ταλαιπωρίαGreek
  • ĝenoEsperanto
  • agobiar, molestar, fastidiarSpanish
  • مشکلPersian
  • mekkala, ongelma, selkkaus, vaivata, vaiva, vaikeus, häiriö, levottomuus, hankaluus, vaivannäkö, tappeluFinnish
  • peine, déranger, troublerFrench
  • cráighIrish
  • teanntachd, dragh, buair, trioblaid, buaireas, cuir dragh air, duilgheadas, èiginnScottish Gaelic
  • तकलीफ़, कष्टHindi
  • bajHungarian
  • MasalahIndonesian
  • guaio, tumulto, disturbare, agitare, dissesto, problema, difficoltà, esagitare, impiccio, infastidire, problemiItalian
  • צרותHebrew
  • 心配事, 厄介事, 迷惑, 揉め事, 手数を掛ける, 障害, 骨折り, 問題, 面倒を掛ける, 厄介Japanese
  • ತೊಂದರೆKannada
  • 수고Korean
  • tribulatioLatin
  • traucētLatvian
  • raru, māreherehe, mohoMāori
  • probleemDutch
  • trøbbelNorwegian
  • kłopoty, niepokoić, przeszkadzać, trud, problem, kłopot, dokuczaćPolish
  • problema, molestar, incomodar, dificuldade, irritarPortuguese
  • necazRomanian
  • заботы, неприятность, побеспокоить, труд, хлопоты, перебой, проблема, беда, горе, обеспокоить, встревожить, трудность, волновать, потревожить, затруднение, взволновать, усилие, беспокоить, тревожить, неполадки, злоключениеRussian
  • problemSwedish
  • vurugu, gayaSwahili
  • pahirapan, istorboTagalog
  • sıkıntı, arıza, başağrısı, efor, problem, gayretTurkish
  • халепаUkrainian
  • تکلیف, کشٹUrdu
  • rắc rốiVietnamese
  • rujhe, mehinWalloon
  • 麻烦Chinese

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