1. Proper noun.  An English surname, variant of Paine.
  2. Noun.  (countable, and) An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.
  3. Noun.  (uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.
  4. Noun.  (countable) An annoying person or thing.
  5. Noun.  (uncountable) (obsolete) Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.
  8. Verb.  (transitive) (obsolete) To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

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