moan

  • 1 Moan — (m[=o]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moaned} (m[=o]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Moaning}.] [AS. m[=ae]nan to moan, also, to mean; but in the latter sense perh. a different word. Cf. {Mean} to intend.] 1. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 moan — [mōn] n. [ME mone, prob. < base of OE mænan, to complain: see MEAN1] 1. Archaic a complaint; lamentation 2. a low, mournful sound of sorrow or pain 3. any sound like this [the moan of the wind] vi. 1. to utter …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Moan — Moan, n. [OE. mone. See {Moan}, v. i.] 1. A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan. [1913 Webster] Sullen moans, hollow groans. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A low mournful or murmuring sound; of things.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Moan — Moan, v. t. 1. To bewail audibly; to lament. [1913 Webster] Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan My dear Columbo, dead and gone. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To afflict; to distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Which infinitely moans me. Beau. & Fl. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Moan — Moan, Le Moan Surnom breton (29) appliqué à celui qui est mince (breton moan). Variantes : Le Moen, Le Moene, Le Moenne (29, 56). Diminutifs : Moennan, Le Moenic …

    Noms de famille

  • 6 Moan —   [englisch/amerikanisch, məʊn; wörtlich »stöhnen, heulen«], Bezeichnung für die Klagegesänge der schwarzen Sklaven in Nordamerika, die noch aus dem afrikanischen Begräbniszeremoniell stammten. Mit der Christianisierung der Afroamerikaner verlor… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 moan# — moan n groan, sigh, sob (see under SIGH vb) Analogous words: crying or cry, wailing or wail (see CRY): lamenting or lament, bemoaning, bewailing (see DEPLORE) moan vb groan, *sigh, sob Analogous words: mourn, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 moan — [n] groan, complaint beef, cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, lament, lamentation, plaint, sigh, sob, wail, whine; concepts 52,77 moan [v] groan, complain bemoan, bewail, carp, deplore, grieve, gripe, grouse, grumble, keen, lament, mourn, sigh, sob,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 moan — ► NOUN 1) a low mournful sound, usually expressive of suffering. 2) informal a trivial complaint. ► VERB 1) utter or make a moan. 2) informal complain; grumble. DERIVATIVES moaner noun …

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  • 10 moan — index deplore, plaint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 moan — [[t]mo͟ʊn[/t]] moans, moaning, moaned 1) VERB If you moan, you make a low sound, usually because you are unhappy or in pain. Tony moaned in his sleep and then turned over on his side... [V with quote] My head, my head, he moaned. I can t see. Syn …

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  • 12 moan — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faint, little, low, quiet, small, soft ▪ deep ▪ muffled …

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  • 13 moan — I n. 1) to emit a moan 2) a barely audible, feeble, weak; loud moan II v. 1) to moan feebly; loudly 2) (D; intr.) to moan about, over (to moan over new taxes) 3) (D; intr.) to moan with (to moan moan pain) * * * [məʊn] feeble loud moan …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 moan — moan1 [məun US moun] v 1.) [I and T] informal to complain in an annoying way, especially in an unhappy voice and without good reason ▪ I feel seasick already, she moaned. moan about ▪ A lot of people moaned about the parking problems. moan at BrE …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 moan — I UK [məʊn] / US [moʊn] verb Word forms moan : present tense I/you/we/they moan he/she/it moans present participle moaning past tense moaned past participle moaned * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to complain about something in an annoying way… …

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  • 16 moan 1 — loudly over (to moan 1 over new taxes) (D: intr.) to moan 1 about to moan 1 feebly (D; intr.) to moan 1 with (to moan moan 1 pain) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 moan — 01. The accident victim lay on the ground, [moaning] with pain. 02. The wind [moaned] in the trees. 03. I heard a [moan], and turned to see my tennis partner sitting on the ground, holding his ankle. 04. We could hear my friends making love in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 moan — moan1 [ moun ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive if someone moans, they make a long low sound because of pain, sadness, or pleasure: James continued to moan loudly as the pain intensified. a ) intransitive LITERARY if something such as the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 moan — 1 verb 1 (I) to make a long low sound expressing pain, unhappiness, or sexual pleasure: The sick child moaned a little and then fell asleep. 2 (I, T) BrE informal to complain in an annoying way, especially in an unhappy voice and without good… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 moan — be·moan; be·moan·ing·ly; moan·ful; moan·ing·ly; moan; moan·ful·ly; …

    English syllables