TROUBLE, verb transitive trub'l. [Latin turbo; turba, a crowd, and perhaps trova, a turn. The primary sense is to turn or to stir, to whirl about, as in Latin turbo, turbinis, a whirlwind. Hence the sense of agitation, disturbance.
1. To agitate; to disturb; to put into confused motion.
God looking forth will trouble all his host.
An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. John 5:4.
2. To disturb; to perplex.
Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure.
3. To afflict; to grieve; to distress.
Those that trouble me, rejoice when I am moved. Psalms 13:4.
4. To busy; to cause to be much engaged or anxious.
Martha, thou art careful, and troubled about many things. Luke 10:41.
5. To tease; to vex; to molest.
The boy so troubles me,
'Tis past enduring.
6. To give occasion for labor to. I will not trouble you to deliver the letter. I will not trouble myself in this affair.
7. To sue for a debt. He wishes not to trouble his debtors.
TROUBLE, noun trub'l. Disturbance of mind; agitation; commotion of spirits; perplexity; a word of very extensive application.
1. Affliction; calamity.
He shall deliver thee in six troubles. Job 5:6.
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. Psalms 25:17.
2. Molestation; inconvenience; annoyance.
Lest the fiend some new trouble raise.
3. Uneasiness; vexation.
4. That which gives disturbance, annoyance or vexation; that which afflicts.