Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

ache

2 noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ache2 [countable]
1MI a continuous pain that is not sharp or very strong:
a stomach ache
A dull ache throbbed at the back of David's head.
aches and pains (=slight feelings of pain that are not considered to be serious)
Apart from the usual aches and pains, she felt all right.
2 a strong, mostly unhappy, feeling:
the ache of his loneliness
achy adjective:
I'm feeling tired and achy.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary