An example of pain is the feeling immediately after breaking a bone.
An example of pain is for intense running to give a person cramps.
The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.
I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.
My feet really pained me after the hike.
Taking pains with one's work.
Stuffing all these envelopes is a real pain.
To take pains with one's work.
- Subject to the penalty of (a specified punishment, such as death).
- to be drunk
Origin of pain
- Middle English from Old French peine from Latin poena penalty, pain from Greek poinē penalty kwei-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition