Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Trouble (Page: 1544)

Trou"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Troubled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Troubling.] [F. troubler, OF. trobler, trubler, tourbler,fr. (assumed) LL. turbulare, L. turbare to disorderly group, a little crowd; both from turba a disorder, tumult, crowd; akin to Gr. , and perhaps to E. thorp; cf. Skr. tvar, tur,o hasten. Cf. Turbid.]

1. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.

An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. John v. 4.
God looking forth will trouble all his host. Milton.

2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.

Now is my soul troubled. John xii. 27.
Take the boy to you; he so troubles me 'T is past enduring. Shak.
Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure. Locke.

3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter. Syn. -- To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass; annoy; tease; vex; molest.


Trouble (Page: 1544)

Trou"ble (?), a. Troubled; dark; gloomy. [Obs.] With full trouble cheer." Chaucer.


Trouble (Page: 1544)

Trou"ble, n. [F. trouble, OF. troble, truble. See Trouble, v. t.]

1. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.

Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise. Milton.
Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles. Shak.

2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.

3. (Mining) A fault or interruption in a stratum. To get into trouble, to get into difficulty or danger. [Colloq.] -- To take the trouble, to be at the pains; to exert one's self; to give one's self inconvenience.

She never took the trouble to close them. Bryant.
Syn. -- Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance; molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity; misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow; misery.