Definition of Ail

1. Noun. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.

Exact synonyms: Garlic
Generic synonyms: Flavorer, Flavoring, Flavourer, Flavouring, Seasoner, Seasoning
Specialized synonyms: Clove, Garlic Clove
Group relationships: Allium Sativum, Garlic
Derivative terms: Garlicky

2. Verb. Be ill or unwell.
Generic synonyms: Hurt, Suffer
Derivative terms: Ailment

3. Verb. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed.
Exact synonyms: Pain, Trouble
Generic synonyms: Hurt
Specialized synonyms: Break Out, Erupt, Recrudesce
Derivative terms: Ailment, Pain, Pain, Trouble

Definition of Ail

1. v. t. To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; -- used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? I know not what ails him.

2. v. i. To be affected with pain or uneasiness of any sort; to be ill or indisposed or in trouble.

3. n. Indisposition or morbid affection.

Definition of Ail

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to suffer; to trouble, afflict. (Now chiefly in interrogative or indefinite constructions.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be ill; to suffer; to be troubled. ¹

3. Noun. An ailment; trouble; illness. ¹

4. Noun. The awn of barley or other types of corn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ail

1. to cause pain or discomfort to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ail

1. To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? I know not what ails him. "What aileth thee, Hagar?" (Gen. Xxi. 17) It is never used to express a specific disease. We do not say, a fever ails him; but, something ails him. Origin: OE. Eilen, ailen, AS. Eglan to trouble, pain; akin to Goth. Us-agljan to distress, agls troublesome, irksome, aglo, aglitha, pain, and prob. To E. Awe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ail

aigrets
aigrette
aigrettes
aiguilette
aiguille
aiguilles
aiguillette
aiguillettes
aigulet
aigulets
aikido
aikidoka
aikidos
aikinite
aikona
ail (current term)
ailanthic
ailanthus
ailanthus silkworm
ailanthuses
ailanto
ailantos
ailantus
ailantuses
ailed
aileron
aileron authority
ailerons
aileth
ailette

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