Associations to the word «Moan»


MOAN, noun. A low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
MOAN, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To complain about; to bemoan, to bewail; to mourn. [from 13th c.]
MOAN, verb. (intransitive) (now chiefly poetic) To grieve. [from 14th c.]
MOAN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To distress (someone); to sadden. [15th-17th c.]
MOAN, verb. (intransitive) To make a moan or similar sound. [from 18th c.]
MOAN, verb. (transitive) To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice. [from 19th c.]
MOAN, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) To complain; to grumble. [from 20th c.]

Dictionary definition

MOAN, noun. An utterance expressing pain or disapproval.
MOAN, verb. Indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened".

Wise words

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