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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moan v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moaned p. pr. & vb. n. Moaning.]
 1. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
    Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.   --Thomson.
 Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
 To make him moan.   --Shak.
 2. To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.