1. [ verb ] have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms: pine yearn yen languish

"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"

Related terms: long die longing pining
2. [ verb ] feel physical pain
Synonyms: suffer hurt

"Were you hurting after the accident?"

Related terms: perceive prick kill catch twinge injury sick_person
3. [ verb ] desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long hanker pine languish yen yearn
Related terms: desire miss die longing hankering longer
4. [ verb ] be the source of pain
Synonyms: hurt smart
Related terms: cause_to_be_perceived bite throb burn itch shoot hunger thirst act_up distress smart
5. [ noun ] (medicine) a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
Synonyms: aching
Related terms: pain headache stomachache toothache earache backache hurt
Similar spelling:   Achee