Tuesday, December 05, 2006

pain - Wiktionary



pain (countable and uncountable; plural pains)

  1. (countable and uncountable) An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.
  2. The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.
  3. I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.
  4. (uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.
  5. In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.
  6. The pain of departure was difficult to bear.
  7. (countable) An annoying person or thing.
  8. Your mother is a right pain.
  9. (uncountable) (obsolete) Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.
  10. You may not leave this room on pain of death.
  11. Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — Dryden
  12. We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him. — Bacon

No comments: