Groan

Definition of Groan

v. i.1.To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
[imp. & p. p. Groaned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Groaning.]
For we . . . do groan, being burdened.
- 2 Cor. v. 4.
He heard the groaning of the oak.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To strive after earnestly, as with groans.
Nothing but holy, pure, and clear,
Or that which groaneth to be so.
- Herbert.
v. t.1.To affect by groans.
n.1.A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.
Such groans of roaring wind and rain.
- Shak.
The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.
- Shak.

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