To suffer pain to own or be in discomfort or perhaps in continued pain is distressed
- Continued pain as distinguished from abrupt twinges or spasmodic discomfort ldquoSuch an ache in my own bonesrdquo
- cause pain
- feel physical pain
- have a desire for something or somebody who just isn't present
- a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) discomfort
- A name directed at a few types of flowers; because, smallage, wild celery, parsley.
- Continued discomfort, as distinguished from unexpected twinges, or spasmodic pain. "These types of an ache in my bones."
- To experience pain; to own, or be in, pain, or in continued discomfort; to-be distressed.
Old English acan "to ache, endure discomfort," from Proto-Germanic *akanan, perhaps from a PIE root *ag-es- "fault, shame," represented additionally in Sanskrit and Greek, maybe imitative of groaning. The verb had been pronounced "ake," the noun "ache" (as in speak/speech) but although the noun changed pronunciation to conform to the verb, the spelling of both ended up being altered to ache c.1700 on a false assumption of a Greek beginning (especially Greek akhos "pain, stress," that is rather a distant relation of awe (n.)). Related: Ached; hurting.
- early 15c.,
ea [Br.] [dial.] [same root!]
(letter.) A name given to several types of plants; since, smallage, wild celery, parsley.
- (v. i.) Continued pain, as distinguished from abrupt twinges, or spasmodic pain. "Such an ache within my bones."
- (v. i.) To experience discomfort; to own, or perhaps in, pain, or in continued discomfort; becoming distressed.
Tired, she wiped her eyes, an ache fluttering through her at the lingering scent of Dusty on her skin.