Definitions for: Wound


[n] the act of inflicting a wound
[n] a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
[n] a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride); "he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"; "deep in her breast lives the silent wound"; "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it"--Robert Frost
[n] any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision
[adj] put in a coil
[v] cause injuries or bodily harm to
[v] hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wound,
imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by
blowing.


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. [root]140. Cf. Zounds.]
1. A hurt or injury caused by violence; specifically, a
breach of the skin and flesh of an animal, or in the
substance of any creature or living thing; a cut, stab,
rent, or the like. --Chaucer.

Showers of blood Rained from the wounds of
slaughtered Englishmen. --Shak.

2. Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to
feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.

3. (Criminal Law) An injury to the person by which the skin
is divided, or its continuity broken; a lesion of the
body, involving some solution of continuity.

Note: Walker condemns the pronunciation woond as a
``capricious novelty.'' It is certainly opposed to an
important principle of our language, namely, that the
Old English long sound written ou, and pronounced like
French ou or modern English oo, has regularly changed,
when accented, into the diphthongal sound usually
written with the same letters ou in modern English, as
in ground, hound, round, sound. The use of ou in Old
English to represent the sound of modern English oo was
borrowed from the French, and replaced the older and
Anglo-Saxon spelling with u. It makes no difference
whether the word was taken from the French or not,
provided it is old enough in English to have suffered
this change to what is now the common sound of ou; but
words taken from the French at a later time, or
influenced by French, may have the French sound.

Wound gall (Zo["o]l.), an elongated swollen or tuberous
gall on the branches of the grapevine, caused by a small
reddish brown weevil (Ampeloglypter sesostris) whose
larv[ae] inhabit the galls.


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

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

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

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

Synonyms: bruise, coiled, combat injury, hurt, injure, injure, injury, lesion, offend, spite, wounding

See Also: abase, abrade, abrasion, affront, arouse, bite, blighty wound, bruise, calk, chagrin, concuss, contuse, cut, damage, disable, distress, elicit, enkindle, evoke, excoriation, excruciate, fire, flesh wound, gash, graze, handicap, harm, harm, harm, hit, humble, humiliate, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, incapacitate, injury, insult, invalid, kindle, knife, lacerate, laceration, loss, maim, mortify, overstretch, personnel casualty, pip, provoke, pull, raise, raw wound, rick, run down, run over, saber, sabre, scathe, scrape, scrape, scratch, shock, shoot, skin, slash, slice, sprain, stab, stigmata, sting, stub, subluxate, suffering, torment, torture, trample, trauma, traumatise, traumatize, turn, twist, wrench, wrick

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