- To have a continuous and usually dull pain in a part of your body.
- To feel a strong emotional pain or sadness.
Middle english: from old norse akask "be sorrowful"; compare with old english acan "be in pain".
- She ached from working in the garden all day.
- His head ached from lack of sleep.
- Her heart ached for her lost love.
- The memory of her loss still ached in her mind.
- His legs ached after the long hike.