Definition of ache


  • a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain. Synonyms: aching.


  • feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?". Synonyms: hurt, suffer.
  • have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette", "I am pining for my lover". Synonyms: languish, pine, yearn, yen.
  • be the source of pain. Synonyms: hurt, smart.

Related words

backache, bellyache, bite, burn, catch, cephalalgia, die, earache, gastralgia, get, headache, hunger, itch, kill, odontalgia, otalgia, prick, shoot, sting, stomachache, thirst, throb, toothache, twinge.

Words nearby ache

ace, achy, acme, acne, acre, ashe, cache.

Rhymes with ache

awake, bake, blake, brake, break, cake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, haik, hake, lake, make, mistake, opaque, partake, quake, rake, remake.

Start with ache

achenial, achene, aches, ached, achenes.

End with ache

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  • ache is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 9 points
  • ache is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 9 points
  • ache is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 9 points
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