Ache meaning

āk
To yearn or long.

Refugees who ached for their homeland.

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A dull, steady pain.
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A painful sorrow.
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A longing or desire.
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To have or give dull, steady pain.
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The definition of an ache is a pain or feeling of discomfort, usually one that is steady and long lasting.

An example of an ache would be a backache from working in the garden.

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An ache is defined as a feeling of sadness or of wanting something very badly.

An example of an ache is the feeling of homesickness a child has when he is away at camp.

An example of an ache is the longing of a woman who really wants a baby.

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Ache means to feel persistent sadness, pain, discomfort or desire, either physically or mentally.

An example of an ache is feeling a sore, broken ankle.

An example of an ache is feeling a very strong desire for a baby.

An example of an ache is feeling very sad when your girlfriend dumps you.

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To feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
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To yearn or long.
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A dull, continuous pain.
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A language spoken by the Yi people of South-Western China.
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To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
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To feel sympathy or compassion.

Ached for his heartbroken friend.

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Origin of ache

  • Middle English aken from Old English acan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition