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There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.
Franklin Pierce Adams

Meaning of "trouble" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TROUBLE

From Old French troubler, from Vulgar Latin turbulāre (unattested), from Late Latin turbidāre, from turbidus confused, from turba commotion.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TROUBLE

trouble  [ˈtrʌbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TROUBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Trouble is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb trouble in English.

WHAT DOES TROUBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Trouble

Trouble may refer to: ▪ Danger/risk, challenge ▪ TroubleTrouble, a 2003 Marvel limited series ▪ Trouble, a television station in the UK and Republic of Ireland ▪ Trouble, a dog who inherited a $12 million trust from Leona Helmsley...

Definition of trouble in the English dictionary

The first definition of trouble in the dictionary is a state or condition of mental distress or anxiety. Other definition of trouble is a state or condition of disorder or unrest. Trouble is also a condition of disease, pain, or malfunctioning.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TROUBLE

PRESENT

Present
I trouble
you trouble
he/she/it troubles
we trouble
you trouble
they trouble
Present continuous
I am troubling
you are troubling
he/she/it is troubling
we are troubling
you are troubling
they are troubling
Present perfect
I have troubled
you have troubled
he/she/it has troubled
we have troubled
you have troubled
they have troubled
Present perfect continuous
I have been troubling
you have been troubling
he/she/it has been troubling
we have been troubling
you have been troubling
they have been troubling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I troubled
you troubled
he/she/it troubled
we troubled
you troubled
they troubled
Past continuous
I was troubling
you were troubling
he/she/it was troubling
we were troubling
you were troubling
they were troubling
Past perfect
I had troubled
you had troubled
he/she/it had troubled
we had troubled
you had troubled
they had troubled
Past perfect continuous
I had been troubling
you had been troubling
he/she/it had been troubling
we had been troubling
you had been troubling
they had been troubling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will trouble
you will trouble
he/she/it will trouble
we will trouble
you will trouble
they will trouble
Future continuous
I will be troubling
you will be troubling
he/she/it will be troubling
we will be troubling
you will be troubling
they will be troubling
Future perfect
I will have troubled
you will have troubled
he/she/it will have troubled
we will have troubled
you will have troubled
they will have troubled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been troubling
you will have been troubling
he/she/it will have been troubling
we will have been troubling
you will have been troubling
they will have been troubling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would trouble
you would trouble
he/she/it would trouble
we would trouble
you would trouble
they would trouble
Conditional continuous
I would be troubling
you would be troubling
he/she/it would be troubling
we would be troubling
you would be troubling
they would be troubling
Conditional perfect
I would have trouble
you would have trouble
he/she/it would have trouble
we would have trouble
you would have trouble
they would have trouble
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been troubling
you would have been troubling
he/she/it would have been troubling
we would have been troubling
you would have been troubling
they would have been troubling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you trouble
we let´s trouble
you trouble
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to trouble
Past participle
troubled
Present Participle
troubling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TROUBLE


abubble
əˈbʌbəl
bubble
ˈbʌbəl
double
ˈdʌbəl
Hubble
ˈhʌbəl
hubble-bubble
ˈhʌbəlˈbʌbəl
knubble
ˈnʌbəl
nubble
ˈnʌbəl
redouble
rɪˈdʌbəl
rubble
ˈrʌbəl
stubble
ˈstʌbəl
undouble
ʌnˈdʌbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TROUBLE

troubadour
trouble spot
trouble-free
trouble-torn
troubled
troubledly
troublemaker
troublemaking
troubler
troubles
troubleshoot
troubleshooter
troubleshooting
troublesome
troublesomely
troublesomeness
troubling
troublous
troublously
troublousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE TROUBLE

at the double
bauble
body double
chasuble
crowd trouble
daily double
distrouble
double-double
engine trouble
fat-soluble
finger trouble
heart trouble
indissoluble
insoluble
rouble
ruble
soluble
stunt double
voluble
water-soluble

Synonyms and antonyms of trouble in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TROUBLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «trouble» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of trouble

Translation of «trouble» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TROUBLE

Find out the translation of trouble to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trouble from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trouble» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

麻烦
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

problemas
570 millions of speakers

English

trouble
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुसीबत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَلَق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

беспокойство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

problema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

difficultés
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masalah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwierigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

困難
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

곤란
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Masalah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vấn đề
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரச்சனையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्रास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sorun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

problema
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kłopot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проблема
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dificultate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπελάς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moeilikheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bekymmer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trøbbel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trouble

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TROUBLE»

The term «trouble» is very widely used and occupies the 3.294 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TROUBLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trouble

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «TROUBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word trouble.
1
Franklin Pierce Adams
There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.
2
James Randolph Adams
The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people.
3
Joey Adams
People are still willing to do an honest day's work. The trouble is they want a week's pay for it.
4
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Growing up, I was in and out of trouble in group homes and other institutions, and when I was 14, I was locked up in a psychiatric hospital for a number of months for behavioral problems.
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Karen Allen
As far as acting in films, there is not much out there that is very interesting to do. The ones that are interesting to me are independent films and they have trouble raising money. With people putting their money into blockbusters, there is not much left for the independents.
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Howard Baker
It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.
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Jonathan Banks
I have no trouble walking around. But every once in a while, somebody will come, during the course of the day, and say, 'Oh, I recognize you from such-and-such,' and yeah, they'll make a connection. I think for the most part, people don't go, 'Where do I know him from? Does he work at the bank?'
8
Aimee Bender
I have trouble describing my own style, since it's sort of like describing my own eye color or something.
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Ruth Benedict
The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.
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James H. Boren
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TROUBLE»

Discover the use of trouble in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trouble and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Asking for Trouble: A Novel
A hip, witty, and freshly fantastic delight, Asking for Trouble is the most hilarious and knowing novel to make the scene since Bridget Jones first set pen to paper to record her most intimate innermost thoughts.
Elizabeth Young, 2011
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Trouble
“Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s ...
Gary D. Schmidt, 2010
3
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.
Judith Butler, 2011
4
A New Species of Trouble: The Human Experience of Modern ...
In the twentieth century, disasters caused by human beings have become more and more common. Unlike earthquakes and other natural catastrophes, this 'new species of trouble' afflicts person and groups in particularly disruptive ways.
Kai T. Erikson, 1995
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Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the ...
Presents the author's research on the historical development of San Francisco's gay community, the rise and fall of the first American gay liberation movement, the persecution of gays during the cold war, and more
D'Emilio John, 1992
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The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of ...
Michael Warner, one of our most brilliant social critics, argues that gay marriage and other moves toward normalcy are bad not just for the gays but for everyone.
Michael Warner, 2000
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The Trouble With Testosterone: And Other Essays On The ...
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Robert M. Sapolsky, 2012
8
Fractions = Trouble!
Claudia Mills' Fractions = Trouble is a fun and thoroughly relatable story that Kirkus Reviews calls an "excellent selection for early chapter-book readers."
Claudia Mills, 2011
9
The Trouble With Black Boys: ...And Other Reflections on ...
These essays challenge educators to look at what we can do in schools rather than focus on factors out of our control."?—Lisa Delpit, eminent scholar and executive director for the Center for Urban Education and Innovation, Florida ...
Pedro A. Noguera, 2009
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Trouble
Tired of being a pushover for her boss and unfaithful boyfriend, and determined to live life on her own terms, Samair Jones gets the chance to live out all of her most erotic fantasies, thanks to gorgeous nightclub owner Valentine Ward, ...
Sasha White, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TROUBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trouble is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hear Keith Richards Ward Off 'Trouble' on Ragged New Single
With the Rolling Stones' Zip Code tour wrapped up, Keith Richards has released the first single, "Trouble," from his upcoming solo album, Crosseyed Heart, ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
2
Beauty and the Beast Exclusive: Trouble in Paradise for Vincent and …
Beauty and the Beast's Vincent and Catherine are on a quest to be "a normal couple," and you can't get more real-world then heading to therapy! On Thursday's ... «TV Guide, Jul 15»
3
Lil Wayne Found Out That Instagram Is 'Nothing But Trouble'
Eventually it seemed like he was having fun on the social media platform, but according to his new song “Nothing But Trouble,” he also learned a tough lesson ... «MTV.com, Jun 15»
4
Dwayne Johnson wants John Carpenter for his Big Trouble In Little …
Last week it was announced that Dwayne Johnson might be taking over the role of Jack Burton, originally portrayed by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's 1986 ... «A.V. Club Austin, Jun 15»
5
Dwayne Johnson to lead Big Trouble in Little China remake
Dwayne Johnson is currently in talks to star in and produce a remake of the John Carpenter classic Big Trouble in Little China, EW has confirmed. Ashley Miller ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jun 15»
6
Waters to college grads: 'It's your turn to cause trouble'
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Filmmaker John Waters tells Rhode Island School of Design graduates it's their turn to go out in the world and cause artistic trouble. «Yahoo News UK, May 15»
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Double Trouble and Jimmie Vaughan reflect before Hall ceremony
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble signatures newly added to the formal display wall at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. / Photo by Peter Blackstock. «austin360, Apr 15»
8
Iggy Azalea & Jennifer Hudson Perform "Trouble" On American Idol
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson are still out promoting their latest single “Trouble”, and on Wednesday night they made their way by Fox's American Idol to ... «HotNewHipHop, Apr 15»
9
Video Vault: The Trouble with “The Trouble With Cali”
SCRANTON — In Thursday's Video Vault, Newswatch 16 takes a look back at the premiere of Paul Sorvino's “The Trouble With Cali.” The film made it's debut in ... «wnep.com, Apr 15»
10
The Girl Is In Trouble
The fingerprints of executive producer Spike Lee are all over cowriter-director Julius Onah's middling feature-film debut about an impoverished Manhattan ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Trouble [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/trouble>. Mar 2020 ».
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