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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pain  \Pain\,  n.  [OE.  peine,  F.  peine,  fr  L.  poena  penalty, 
  punishment,  torment,  pain;  akin  to  Gr  ?  penalty.  Cf 
  {Penal},  {Pine}  to  languish,  {Punish}.] 
  1.  Punishment  suffered  or  denounced;  suffering  or  evil 
  inflicted  as  a  punishment  for  crime,  or  connected  with  the 
  commission  of  a  crime;  penalty.  --Chaucer. 
 
  We  will  by  way  of  mulct  or  pain,  lay  it  upon  him 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Interpose,  on  pain  of  my  displeasure.  --Dryden. 
 
  None  shall  presume  to  fly,  under  pain  of  death. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Any  uneasy  sensation  in  animal  bodies,  from  slight 
  uneasiness  to  extreme  distress  or  torture,  proceeding  from 
  a  derangement  of  functions,  disease,  or  injury  by 
  violence;  bodily  distress;  bodily  suffering;  an  ache;  a 
  smart.  ``The  pain  of  Jesus  Christ.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Note:  Pain  may  occur  in  any  part  of  the  body  where  sensory 
  nerves  are  distributed,  and  it  is  always  due  to  some 
  kind  of  stimulation  of  them  The  sensation  is  generally 
  referred  to  the  peripheral  end  of  the  nerve. 
 
  3.  pl  Specifically,  the  throes  or  travail  of  childbirth. 
 
  She  bowed  herself  and  travailed,  for  her  pains  came 
  upon  her  --1  Sam.  iv 
  19. 
 
  4.  Uneasiness  of  mind;  mental  distress;  disquietude;  anxiety; 
  grief;  solicitude;  anguish.  --Chaucer. 
 
  In  rapture  as  in  pain.  --Keble. 
 
  5.  See  {Pains},  labor,  effort. 
 
  {Bill  of  pains  and  penalties}.  See  under  {Bill}. 
 
  {To  die  in  the  pain},  to  be  tortured  to  death.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pain  \Pain\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pained};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Paining}.]  [OE.  peinen  OF  pener,  F.  peiner  to  fatigue.  See 
  {Pain},  n.] 
  1.  To  inflict  suffering  upon  as  a  penalty;  to  punish.  [Obs.] 
  --Wyclif  (Acts  xxii.  5). 
 
  2.  To  put  to  bodily  uneasiness  or  anguish;  to  afflict  with 
  uneasy  sensations  of  any  degree  of  intensity;  to  torment; 
  to  torture;  as  his  dinner  or  his  wound  pained  him  his 
  stomach  pained  him 
 
  Excess  of  cold,  as  well  as  heat,  pains  us  --Locke 
  . 
 
  3.  To  render  uneasy  in  mind;  to  disquiet;  to  distress;  to 
  grieve;  as  a  child's  faults  pain  his  parents. 
 
  I  am  pained  at  my  very  heart.  --Jer.  iv  19. 
 
  {To  pain  one's  self},  to  exert  or  trouble  one's  self  to  take 
  pains;  to  be  solicitous.  [Obs.]  ``She  pained  her  to  do  all 
  that  she  might.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  To  disquiet;  trouble;  afflict;  grieve;  aggrieve; 
  distress;  agonize;  torment;  torture. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pain 
  n  1:  a  symptom  of  some  physical  hurt  or  disorder;  "the  patient 
  developed  severe  pain  and  distension"  [syn:  {hurting}] 
  2:  emotional  distress;  a  fundamental  feeling  that  people  try  to 
  avoid;  "the  pain  of  loneliness"  [syn:  {painfulness}]  [ant: 
  {pleasure}] 
  3:  a  somatic  sensation  of  acute  discomfort;  "as  the  intensity 
  increased  the  sensation  changed  from  tickle  to  pain"  [syn: 
  {painful  sensation}] 
  4:  a  bothersome  annoying  person;  "that  kid  is  a  terrible  pain" 
  [syn:  {pain  in  the  neck},  {nuisance}] 
  5:  something  or  someone  that  causes  trouble;  a  source  of 
  unhappiness;  "a  bit  of  a  bother"  [syn:  {annoyance},  {nuisance}, 
  {bother},  {botheration},  {pain  in  the  neck},  {pain  in  the 
  ass}] 
  v  1:  cause  bodily  suffering  to  [syn:  {afflict},  {trouble},  {ail}] 
  2:  cause  anguish;,  make  miserable  [syn:  {anguish},  {hurt}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PAIN,  n.  An  uncomfortable  frame  of  mind  that  may  have  a  physical 
  basis  in  something  that  is  being  done  to  the  body,  or  may  be  purely 
  mental,  caused  by  the  good  fortune  of  another. 
 
 




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