What does the word groan mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To utter a groan.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A low, murmuring sound, as of distress.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Groaning.

Usage examples for groan

  1. As he came forward towards the king, who was seated, the rest keeping silence, passing by Roxanes, a commander of a thousand men, he heard him, with a slight groan, say, without stirring out of his place, " You subtle Greek serpent, the king's good genius hath brought thee hither." – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. I fetched a kind of combination groan and sigh, turned back the sail, climbed aboard the automobile, and lit up my pipe. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  3. He heard the groan of the moving door. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker