Wound
Wound Wound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wounding}.] [AS. wundian. [root]140. See {Wound}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like. [1913 Webster]

The archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. --1 Sam. xxxi. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect, ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to. [1913 Webster]

When ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. --1 Cor. viii. 12. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (for example, a cut, stab, bruise, etc.), , , , (with some weapon or such agency) / , , , , , , , , , / (of the mind or feelings), , , , , , , , , ,


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  • wound — n Wound, trauma, traumatism, lesion, bruise, contusion are comparable when they mean an injury to one of the organs or parts of the body. Wound generally denotes an injury that is inflicted by a hard or sharp instrument (as a knife, a bullet, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wound — wound1 [wo͞ond] n. [ME wunde < OE wund, akin to Ger wunde < IE * wen , var. of base * wā , to hit, wound > WEN1] 1. an injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc. 2. an injury to a plant… …   English World dictionary

  • Wound — (?; 277), n. [OE. wounde, wunde, AS. wund; akin to OFries. wunde, OS. wunda, D. wonde, OHG. wunta, G. wunde, Icel. und, and to AS., OS., & G. wund sore, wounded, OHG. wunt, Goth. wunds, and perhaps also to Goth. winnan to suffer, E. win.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wound — [n] injury anguish, bruise, cut, damage, distress, gash, grief, harm, heartbreak, hurt, insult, laceration, lesion, pain, pang, shock, slash, torment, torture, trauma; concept 309 wound [v1] cause bodily damage bruise, carve, clip*, contuse, cut …   New thesaurus

  • Wound — Wound, imp. & p. p. of {Wind} to twist, and {Wind} to sound by blowing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wound — [1] ► NOUN 1) a bodily injury caused by a cut, blow, or other impact. 2) an injury to a person s feelings or reputation. ► VERB 1) inflict a wound on. 2) injure (a person s feelings). ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • wound — index damage, disable, harm, inflict, infliction, maim, mistreat, mutilate, offend ( …   Law dictionary

  • wound — (wind) waÊŠnd ,wuːnd v. spin; twist; bend; wrap around; be wrapped around; be bent; change direction waÊŠnd ,wuːnd n. injury; lesion; offense v. injure; offend wɪnd ,waɪnd n. breeze; direction of the wind; gale; breath; wind instrument… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wound — This article is about wounds in humans and animals. For wounds in plants, see Plant pathology. For other uses, see Wound (disambiguation). Wound Classification and external resources Wounded man …   Wikipedia

  • wound — wound1 woundedly, adv. woundingly, adv. /woohnd/; Older Use and Literary /wownd/, n. 1. an injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather… …   Universalium

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