noun \ˈwünd, archaic or dial ˈwand\

: an injury that is caused when a knife, bullet, etc., cuts or breaks the skin

: a feeling of sadness, anger, etc., that is caused by something bad that has happened to you

Full Definition of WOUND

a :  an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues
b :  a cut or breach in a plant usually due to an external agent
:  a mental or emotional hurt or blow
:  something resembling a wound in appearance or effect; especially :  a rift in or blow to a political body or social group

Examples of WOUND

  1. She suffered a knife wound to her thigh.
  2. Her mother's scorn left a wound that never healed.

Origin of WOUND

Middle English, from Old English wund; akin to Old High German wunta wound
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WOUND



: to injure (someone or something) by cutting or breaking the skin

: to cause (someone) to feel emotional pain

Full Definition of WOUND

transitive verb
:  to cause a wound to or in
intransitive verb
:  to inflict a wound

Examples of WOUND

  1. Four people were seriously wounded in the explosion.
  2. The soldier's leg was wounded by a grenade.
  3. Losing the match wounded his pride .

First Known Use of WOUND

before 12th century



Definition of WOUND

past and past participle of wind
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