- laborious or careful efforts; assiduous care: Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
- the suffering of childbirth.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of pain
SYNONYMS FOR pain
Related formsun·der·pain, nounun·pain·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for pain
He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just two young kids experiencing the panic, pain, and then the miracle, of new birth.
Nowhere to be found is the anguish, the drama, the pain of an athlete on that level who considering walking away.
The holidays are upon us, time for family, for love and pain, togetherness and loss.
I had scarcely reached the summit of the headland when I heard a cry of pain.The Passion for Life|Joseph Hocking
He put his hand on her shoulder and asked her if she was in any pain.Peck's Compendium of Fun|George W. Peck
Prior to the development of a quittor there is always swelling at the coronet, accompanied with heat and pain.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
I do not remember much else about it; indeed, the pain in my arm was so sharp that I had no eyes for physical features.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
That we shall some day smile at a fancy makes the present pain none the less poignant.Patty's Perversities|Arlo Bates
British Dictionary definitions for pain
Word Origin for pain
Medicine definitions for pain
Idioms and Phrases with pain
In addition to the idioms beginning with pain
- pain in the neck
- at pains
- feel no pain
- for one's pains
- growing pains
- no pain, no gain
- on pain of