physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body:
a back pain.
mental or emotional suffering or torment:
I am sorry my news causes you such pain.
laborious or careful efforts; assiduous care:
Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
the suffering of childbirth.
Informal. an annoying or troublesome person or thing.
verb (used with object)
to cause physical pain to; hurt.
to cause (someone) mental or emotional pain; distress:
Your sarcasm pained me.
verb (used without object)
to have or give pain.
feel no pain, Informal. to be intoxicated:
After all that free beer, we were feeling no pain.
on / upon / under pain of, liable to the penalty of:
on pain of death.
pain in the ass, Slang: Vulgar. pain (def 5).
pain in the neck, Informal. pain (def 5).
the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc
emotional suffering or mental distress
on pain of, subject to the penalty of
(informal) Also called pain in the neck, (taboo) pain in the arse. a person or thing that is a nuisance
to cause (a person) distress, hurt, grief, anxiety, etc
(informal) to annoy; irritate
An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.
feel no pain
In addition to the idioms beginning with pain
pain in the neck
[uhn-der-peyn-ting] /ˈʌn dərˌpeɪn tɪŋ/ noun 1. the first coat of paint, especially the initial painting on a canvas in which the major areas, tones, colors, and forms are indicated in mass. underpainting /ˈʌndəˌpeɪntɪŋ/ noun 1. the first layer in a painting, indicating the design and main areas of light and shade
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. drawers or shorts worn under outer clothing, usually next to the skin. plural noun 1. a man’s undergarment covering the body from the waist or hips to the top of the thighs or knees Often shortened to pants
- Under par
see: below par
noun 1. the lower part or side: The underpart of the plane’s fuselage scraped the treetops. 2. an auxiliary or secondary part or role.