Pining
Pine Pine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pining}.] [AS. p[=i]nan to torment, fr. p[=i]n torment. See 1st {Pine}, {Pain}, n. & v.] 1. To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Shak. [1913 Webster]

That people that pyned him to death. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pining — Pin ing, a. 1. Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing. [1913 Webster] 2. Wasting; consuming. The pining malady of France. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pining — Didrik Pining (auch Dietrich und Diderik; * um 1428 in Hildesheim; † 1491 in Vardø) war ein deutscher Seefahrer, der 1473, 19 Jahre vor Kolumbus, Amerika entdeckt haben soll. Pining begann seine Karriere als Piratenjäger im Nordatlantik. Er stand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pining — Original name in latin Pining Name in other language Pedeng, Penaeng, Pining State code ID Continent/City Asia/Jakarta longitude 4.1064 latitude 97.5886 altitude 382 Population 0 Date 2013 07 07 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • pining — pin·ing (pīnґing) enzootic marasmus in Scotland due to cobalt deficiency; called also pine …   Medical dictionary

  • pining — Synonyms and related words: Heimweh, aching, agony, anguish, bowed down, care, carking care, cast down, coming apart, cracking, crumbling, dashed, decadent, declining, degenerate, dejected, depressed, desiderium, despairing, despondent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pining — paɪn n. type of tree v. long for, crave, yearn; desire, want …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pining — pin·ing …   English syllables

  • pining — noun a feeling of deep longing • Derivationally related forms: ↑pine • Hypernyms: ↑longing, ↑yearning, ↑hungriness • Hyponyms: ↑lovesickness …   Useful english dictionary

  • pining disease — noun see pining I, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Didrik Pining — Figures from modern times (20th century) of Pining and his partner Pothorst by Bernhard Hoetger at the Bremen Böttcherstraße Haus des Glockenspiels. The image is based on the notion of them having reached America and also encountered a Native… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”