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1wound

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

1
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
2
:  a mental or emotional hurt or blow
3
:  something resembling a wound in appearance or effect; especially :  a rift in or blow to a political body or social group
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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

2wound

verb

: 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

3wound

\ˈwand\

Definition of WOUND

past and past participle of wind
WOUND Defined for Kids

1wound

noun \ˈwünd\

Definition of WOUND for Kids

1
:  an injury that involves cutting or breaking of bodily tissue <a knife wound>
2
:  an injury or hurt to a person's feelings or reputation

2wound

verb
wound·edwound·ing

Definition of WOUND for Kids

1
:  to hurt by cutting or breaking bodily tissue
2
:  to hurt the feelings or pride of <His cruel remark wounded her.>

3wound

\ˈwand\

Definition of WOUND for Kids

past and past participle of wind
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