KJV Dictionary Definition: groan


GROAN, v.i. L. grunnio; Heb. to cry out, to groan; L. rana, a frog.

1. To breathe with a deep murmuring sound; to utter a mournful voice, as in pain or sorrow.

For we that are in this tabernacle, do groan, being burdened. 2 Cor.5.

2. To sigh; to be oppressed or afflicted; or to complain of oppression. A nation groans under the weight of taxes.

GROAN, n. A deep mournful sound, uttered in pain, sorrow or anguish.

1. Any low, rumbling sound; as the groans of roaring wind.


GROANFUL, a. Sad; inducing groans.


GROANING, ppr. Uttering a low mournful sound.

GROANING, n. The act of groaning; lamentation; complaint; a deep sound uttered in pain or sorrow.

I have heard the groaning of the children of

Israel. Ex.6.

1. In hunting, the cry or noise of the buck.