Moan, v. t. 1. To
bewail audibly; to lament.
Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan Prior.
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
Sullen moans, hollow groans.
2. A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of
Rippling waters made a pleasant
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
Let there bechance him pitiful mischances, Shak.
To make him moan.
2. To emit a sound like moan; -- said of
things inanimate; as, the wind moans.