Crossword clues for groan
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Groan \Groan\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groaned; p. pr. & vb. n. Groaning.] [OE. gronen, granen, granien, AS. gr?nian, fr. the root of grennian to grin. [root]35. See 2d Grin, and cf. Grunt.]
To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
For we . . . do groan, being burdened.
--2 Cor. v. 4.
He heard the groaning of the oak.
--Sir W. Scott.
To strive after earnestly, as with groans.
Nothing but holy, pure, and clear, Or that which groaneth to be so.
Groan \Groan\, v. t. To affect by groans.
Groan \Groan\, n. A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.
Such groans of roaring wind and rain.
The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from groan (v); earlier grane (early 14c.).
n. 1 A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief. 2 A low, guttural sound uttered in frustration or disapproval. vb. 1 To make a groan. 2 (context obsolete English) To strive after earnestly, as if with groans.
n. an utterance expressing pain or disapproval [syn: moan]
v. indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened" [syn: moan, sough]
Groan may refer to:
- Groan Tube, a prank toy
- Groans of the Britons
Usage examples of "groan".
Then calling on the name of Allah, he gave a last keen cunning sweep with the blade, and following that, the earth awfully quaked and groaned, as if speaking in the abysmal tongue the Mastery of the Event to all men.
To prevent such a consummation, in conclusion, he urged the necessity of redressing the grievances, and of adopting some remedy to the deplorable distresses under which the Irish people were groaning.
The long Aenean stride readily matched wagons bumping and groaning over roadless wrinkled hills.
One July as he was walking in a suburban street which ended in some dusty fields, Agaric heard groans coming from a moss-grown well that had been abandoned by the gardeners.
BY this time, the English Ambassage Extraordinary, three hundred strong, with its aching diplomacy and its groaning digestions, with its cliques, its amateurs, its professionals and with the Earl and Countess of Lennox, was already at Orleans, not much more than two hundred miles away.
The previous night, from the deck of the anchored Gull, they had heard terrifying, blood-chilling roars, rising and falling, then ending in a diminishing series of grunts and groans that sounded like the chorus of all the devils of hell.
Art thou an anchorite, good Theos, and wouldst thou have me scourge my flesh and groan, because the gods have given me youth and vigorous manhood?
The workmen, grimy with the black ashy soot of the tunnels and pits of the ruined house, groaned with effort as they hoisted the heavy crate up onto the table and let it fall with a massive thump.
Then remembering what had befallen him, and his head beating as though it would split asunder, he shut his eyes again, contriving with great effort to keep himself from groaning aloud, and wondering as to what sort of pirates these could be, who would first knock a man in the head so terrible a blow as that which he had suffered, and then take such care to fetch him back to life again, and to make him easy and comfortable.
Madame Aubain lay at the foot of the couch, clasping it with her arms and uttering groans of agony.
And, as if wrung by some sudden pain, the sleeper turned heavily round, groaned audibly, and awoke.
All that mattered was that after a moment that seemed to last a year, the dragon sighed, heaved himself out of the wallow with a groan, ducking his head to avoid the canvas awning, and stepped up onto the stone verge.
What is the good of a man, Baas, who, when he thinks his girl is being given over to a devil, sits in a boat and groans and says that ancient laws must not be broken lest a curse should follow?
While this grateful creature kissed the hand of her kind benefactress, Fathom uttered a groan, began to stir in the bed, and with a languid voice called upon Elenor, who, instantly withdrawing the curtain, presented the whole company to his view.
He slapped the desk resoundingly with his open palm, and then, observing that Bibbs remained in the same impassive attitude, with his eyes still fixed upon the ceiling in a contemplation somewhat plaintive, Sheridan was impelled to groan.