|1.||the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc|
|2.||emotional suffering or mental distress|
|3.||on pain of subject to the penalty of|
|4.||informal pain in the neck, Also called: pain in the arse a person or thing that is a nuisance|
|5.||to cause (a person) distress, hurt, grief, anxiety, etc|
|6.||informal to annoy; irritate|
|[C13: from Old French peine, from Latin poena punishment, grief, from Greek poinē penalty]|
An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.