(n.) Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends.
(n.) That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.
(n.) A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc.
(n.) The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc.
(n.) The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.
(n.) To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.