ache n : a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain [syn: aching]
2 have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover" [syn: yearn, yen, pine, languish]
- , /eɪtʃ/, /eItS/
- Rhymes with: -eɪtʃ
Etymology 2Old English acan (verb), from æċe (noun), from West Germanic. The verb was originally strong, declining like take etc., but has taken weak endings since Middle English. Historically the verb was spelled ake, until Dr Johnson mistakenly derived it from Ancient Greek , pain.
- , /eɪk/, /eIk/
- Rhymes with: -eɪk
- Finnish: särkeä, jomottaa
- Japanese: 痛む (itamu)
- Portuguese: doer
- Spanish: doler
- Turkish: ağrımak, acımak
- Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition.
Etymology 3Representing the pronunciation of the letter H.
- A variant spelling of aitch.
Ache may refer to:
ache in Dutch: Ache
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