AskDefine | Define ail

Dictionary Definition

ail n : aromatic bulb used as seasoning [syn: garlic]

Verb

1 be unwell, ill, or ill disposed
2 cause bodily suffering to [syn: afflict, trouble, pain]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English eġlian "to trouble".

Noun

  1. An ailment; trouble; illness.
Translations
An ailment; trouble; illness

Verb

  1. To cause to suffer; to hurt; to trouble; to afflict.
    What ails him? — What's wrong with him?
  2. To be ill; to suffer; to be troubled.
Translations
to cause to suffer
to be ill

Etymology 2

From Old English eġl.

Noun

ail
  1. The awn of barley or other types of corn.

French

Etymology

Latin allium

Pronunciation

Noun

ail m (plural ails or, rarely, aulx)

Welsh

Ordinal number

ail

Extensive Definition

Ail or AIL may refer to:

See also

ail in French: Ail
ail in Italian: AIL
ail in Occitan (post 1500): Alh

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ache, afflict, agonize, anguish, be affected with, be the matter, beset, bite, blanch, blench, bother, burn, chafe, complain of, complicate matters, concern, convulse, crucify, cut, discommode, distress, disturb, excruciate, feel ill, feel pain, feel the pangs, fester, fret, gall, give pain, gnaw, grate, grimace, grind, gripe, harass, harrow, have a misery, hurt, inconvenience, inflame, inflict pain, irk, irritate, kill by inches, labor under, lacerate, martyr, martyrize, nip, pain, perplex, perturb, pierce, pinch, plague, pother, pound, prick, prolong the agony, put out, put to it, put to torture, puzzle, rack, rankle, rasp, rub, shoot, shrink, smart, stab, sting, suffer, thrill, throb, tingle, torment, torture, trouble, try, tweak, twinge, twist, twitch, upset, vex, wince, worry, wound, wring, writhe
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