Meaning of pain

pain

Pronunciation: (pān), [key]
— n.
  1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
  2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain.
  3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain.
  4. Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
    1. laborious or careful efforts; assiduous care:Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
    2. the suffering of childbirth.
  5. an annoying or troublesome person or thing.
  6. to be intoxicated: After all that free beer, we were feeling no pain.
  7. liable to the penalty of: on pain of death.
  8. . pain (def. 5).
  9. pain (def. 5).
—v.t.
  1. to cause physical pain to; hurt.
  2. to cause (someone) mental or emotional pain; distress: Your sarcasm pained me.
—v.i.
  1. to have or give pain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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