ache definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To suffer a dull, sustained discomfort.
    • To feel sympathy or compassion.
    • To yearn painfully: refugees which ached due to their homeland.
    • To suffer pain; to own, or be in, discomfort, or perhaps in continued discomfort; to be distressed.
  • noun:
    • A dull, constant pain. See Synonyms at pain.
    • A longing or need; a yen.
    • an agonizing sorrow.
    • Continued lifeless discomfort, as distinguished from unexpected twinges, or spasmodic pain.
    • Parsley.
    • A variant spelling of aitch.
    • Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. “Such an ache in my bones.”
    • soreness of some length of time, towards sudden twinges or spasmodic discomfort; a continued lifeless or hefty pain, such as toothache or earache.
    • Synonyms See discomfort, n., and agony.
    • A name of garden-parsley, Petroselinum sativum.
    • a dull persistent (usually averagely intense) discomfort
  • verb:
    • To experience pain; to be the source of, or perhaps in, pain, especially proceeded lifeless pain; to-be distressed.
    • have actually a desire for something or someone who isn't current
    • feel real pain
    • be the source of discomfort
  • others:
    • To endure pain; have or be in discomfort, or perhaps in continued discomfort; be troubled physically: because, their entire body ached.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "ache"
    • To suffer a dull, sustained discomfort.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "ache"
  • Quotes for "ache"
    • "When you get older, your health…"
    • View More
  • Urban Dictionary for "ache"
260 votes

How would you define ache?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!