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. [1913 Webster]

Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Let there bechance him pitiful mischances, To make him moan. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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