from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
- intransitive v. To feel sympathy or compassion.
- intransitive v. To yearn painfully: refugees who ached for their homeland.
- n. A dull, steady pain. See Synonyms at pain.
- n. A longing or desire; a yen.
- n. A painful sorrow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To suffer pain; to be the source of, or be in, pain, especially continued dull pain; to be distressed.
- n. Continued dull pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain.
- n. Parsley.
- n. A variant spelling of aitch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. “Such an ache in my bones.”
- intransitive v. To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pain of some duration, in opposition to sudden twinges or spasmodic pain; a continued dull or heavy pain, as in toothache or earache.
- n. Synonyms See pain, n., and agony.
- To suffer pain; have or be in pain, or in continued pain; be distressed physically: as, his whole body ached.
- n. A name of garden-parsley, Petroselinum sativum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
- n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
- v. feel physical pain
- v. be the source of pain
My back and hips were beginning to ache from the unforgiving concrete pressing against them.
A cradle, to wrap myself in him on nights when the ache is unbearable and I feel as if I will bleed him.
This was news to me - I just thought I had lower back-ache from the new bed.
This should be our shared burden, one that we manage, in part, by acknowledging that we both ache from the strain and and that we both buckle, sometimes, from the weight.
His brow was moist with sweat and he could feel his muscles ache from the balance of solid ground.
Our legs were already starting to ache from the hard slog downhill all day.
The joy of new experiences, the difficulty of learning Spanish (which I'll never accomplish with any degree of fluency), discovering a totally new culture, and dealing with the problems of living here all make my brain ache, but also keep it active.
Still feel like crap, but there's less localized pain and more overall ache, which is actually something of an improvement.
Today I woke up without a tummy ache, which is a lovely feeling.
The dry belly-ache, which is a dreadful disorder, is no stranger to the climate.