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5 definitions found
 for Moan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moan \Moan\, v. t.
     1. To bewail audibly; to lament.
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              Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan
              My dear Columbo, dead and gone.       --Prior.
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     2. To afflict; to distress. [Obs.]
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              Which infinitely moans me.            --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moan \Moan\ (m[=o]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moaned (m[=o]nd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Moaning.] [AS. m[=ae]nan to moan, also, to
     mean; but in the latter sense perh. a different word. Cf.
     Mean to intend.]
     1. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether
        articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
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              Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans. --Thomson.
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              Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
              To make him moan.                     --Shak.
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     2. To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate;
        as, the wind moans.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moan \Moan\, n. [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.]
     1. A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of
        pain or of grief; a low groan.
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              Sullen moans, hollow groans.          --Pope.
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     2. A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.
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              Rippling waters made a pleasant moan. --Byron.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  moan
      n 1: an utterance expressing pain or disapproval [syn: groan,
           moan]
      v 1: indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students
           groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The
           ancient door soughed when opened" [syn: groan, moan]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
  
  

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