pain

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Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pain

Plural
pains

  1. A strong feeling of hurt or discomfort
    He was in pain, because his leg was broken.
  2. Something annoying
    He wouldn't go away and was a real pain.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pain

Third-person singular
pains

Past tense
pained

Past participle
pained

Present participle
paining

  1. to sadden or hurt
    It pains him to have to say goodbye.