pain

n.

  1. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
  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.
  3. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
  4. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.
  5. See Pains, labor, effort.
  6. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
  7. 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.
  8. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.