Noun Definition


1.Definition: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

"A ship in distress", "She was the classic maiden in distress"

Category: General

2.Definition: extreme physical pain

"The patient appeared to be in distress"

Category: General

3.Definition: psychological suffering

"The death of his wife caused him great distress"

Related Noun(s):hurt, suffering

Category: Feelings

4.Definition: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

"Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"

Related Noun(s):distraint

Category: General