Moan, v. t. 1. To bewail audibly; to lament.

Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.

2. To afflict; to distress. [Obs.]

Which infinitely moans me.
Beau. & Fl.

Moan, n. [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.] 1. A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.

Sullen moans, hollow groans.

2. A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.

Rippling waters made a pleasant moan.

Moan (mōn), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moaned (mōnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Moaning.] [AS. mǣnan 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.

Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.

Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
To make him moan.

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