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Moan

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Moanv. i. [AS. m to moan, also, to mean; but in the latter sense perh. a different word. Cf. Mean to intend.].
  •  To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.  [1913 Webster]
    "Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans."  [1913 Webster]
    "Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
    To make him moan.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.  [1913 Webster]
Moanv. t. 
  •  To bewail audibly; to lament.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan
    My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To afflict; to distress.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which infinitely moans me."  [1913 Webster]
Moann. [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.].
  •  A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sullen moans, hollow groans."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rippling waters made a pleasant moan."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Moan, n. & v.
--n.
1 a long murmur expressing physical or mental suffering.
2 a low plaintive sound of wind etc.
3 a complaint; a grievance.
--v.
1 intr. make a moan or moans.
2 intr. colloq. complain or grumble.
3 tr. a utter with moans. b lament.

Derivative
moaner n. moanful adj. moaningly adv.
Etymology
ME f. OE man (unrecorded) f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Moan

bawl, beef, bemoan, bewail, bitch, complain, complaint, cry, cry out, deplore, dirge, dolorous tirade, elegize, give sorrow words, grievance, grieve, gripe, groan, grouse, growl, grumble, howl, jeremiad, keen, knell, lament, lamentation, make an outcry, mewl, moaning, mourn, murmur, mutter, outcry, pipe, plaint, planctus, pule, repine, roar, scream, screech, shriek, sigh, sing, sing the blues, snarl, snivel, sob, sorrow, sough, squall, tirade, ululate, ululation, wail, wail of woe, weep, weep over, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, yawl, yawp, yell, yowl

ROGET THESAURUS

Moan

Lamentation

N lament, lamentation, wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, sigh, suspiration, heaving, deep sigh, cry, scream, howl, outcry, wail of woe, ululation, frown, scowl, tear, weeping, flood of tears, fit of crying, lacrimation, lachrymation, melting mood, weeping and gnashing of teeth, plaintiveness, languishment, condolence, mourning, weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning, sackcloth and ashes, lachrymatory, knell, deep death song, dirge, coronach, nenia, requiem, elegy, epicedium, threne, monody, threnody, jeremiad, jeremiade, ullalulla, mourner, grumbler, Noobe, Heraclitus, lamenting, in mourning, in sackcloth and ashes, sorrowing, sorrowful, mournful, tearful, lachrymose, plaintive, plaintful, querulous, querimonious, in the melting mood, threnetic, in tears, with tears in one's eyes, with moistened eyes, with watery eyes, bathed in tears, dissolved in tears, like Niobe all tears, elegiac, epicedial, de profundis, les larmes aux yeux, Int, heigh-ho!, alas!, alack!, O dear!, ah me!, woe is me!, lackadaisy!, well a day!, lack a day!, alack a day!, wellaway!, alas the day!, O tempora O mores!, what a pity!, miserabile dictu!, O lud lud!, too true!, tears standing in the eyes, tears starting from the eyes, eyes suffused, eyes swimming, eyes brimming, eyes overflowing with tears, if you have tears prepare to shed them now, interdum lacrymae pondera vocis habent, strangled his language in his tears, tears such as angels weep.

VB lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over, bewail, bemoan, condole with, fret, wear mourning, go into mourning, put on mourning, wear the willow, wear sackcloth and ashes, infandum renovare dolorem, give sorrow words, sigh, give a sigh, heave, fetch a sigh, waft a sigh from Indus to the pole, sigh 'like a furnace', wail, cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber, pipe, snivel, bibber, whimper, pule, pipe one's eye, drop tears, shed tears, drop a tear, shed a tear, melt into tears, burst into tears, fondre en larmes, cry oneself blind, cry one's eyes out, yammer, scream, mew, groan, moan, whine, roar, roar like a bull, bellow like a bull, cry out lustily, rend the air, frown, scowl, make a wry face, gnash one's teeth, wring one's hands, tear one's hair, beat one's breast, roll on the ground, burst with grief, complain, murmur, mutter, grumble, growl, clamor, make a fuss about, croak, grunt, maunder, deprecate, cry out before one is hurt, complain without cause.

Cry

VB cry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, halloo, halloa, hoop, whoop, yell, bellow, howl, scream, screech, screak, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal, squall, whine, pule, pipe, yaup, cheer, hoot, grumble, moan, groan, snore, snort, grunt, vociferate, raise up the voice, lift up the voice, call out, sing out, cry out, exclaim, rend the air, thunder at the top of one's voice, shout at the top of one's voice, shout at the pitch of one's breath, thunder at the pitch of one's breath, s'_egosiller, strain the throat, strain the voice, strain the lungs, give a cry.


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