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, problemnoun

    a source of difficulty

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

  2. fuss, trouble, bother, hasslenoun

    an angry disturbance

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

  3. troublenoun

    an event causing distress or pain

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

  4. trouble, difficultynoun

    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, troublenoun

    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. troubleverb

    an unwanted pregnancy

    "he got several girls in trouble"

  7. disturb, upset, troubleverb

    move deeply

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

  8. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherverb

    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

    "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

  9. perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorderverb

    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 oneselfverb

    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, painverb

    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Wiktionary

  1. troublenoun

    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. troublenoun

    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. troublenoun

    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. troublenoun

    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. troublenoun

    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. troublenoun

    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. troubleverb

    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. troubleverb

    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. troubleverb

    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. troubleverb

    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. Troubleverb

    to put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate

  2. Troubleverb

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

  3. Troubleverb

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

  4. Troubleadjective

    troubled; dark; gloomy

  5. Troubleverb

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

  6. Troubleverb

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

  7. Troubleverb

    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

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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. Markus Huber:

    Much weaker Chinese exports clearly point to additional trouble for the Chinese economy in the months ahead, with the global growth slowdown continuing to take a toll, furthermore putting early pressure on stocks is the notion that any ECB action being taken on Thursday is already priced in, leading to profit-taking ahead of the ECB meeting.

  2. Bruce McCain:

    The investment community in particular is having trouble figuring out what (Trump) is about, they are not taking individual items as seriously as they would with other candidates.

  3. Former President Bill Clinton:

    The truth is, the hubbub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked. And I think what was lost were the two points that I made that are important to me, the suggestion was that I never apologized for what caused all the trouble for me 20 years ago.

  4. Doug Madory:

    For the past 24 hours North Korea's connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline, there's either a benign explanation - their routers are perhaps having a software glitch; that's possible. It also seems possible that somebody can be directing some sort of an attack against them and they're having trouble staying online.

  5. Madame de Lambert:

    The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.

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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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