1

wrought

\ ˈrȯt \

Definition of wrought

  • past tense and past participle of work

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wrought

adjective

Definition of wrought

1 : worked into shape by artistry or effort
  • carefully wrought essays
2 : elaborately embellished : ornamented
3 : processed for use : manufactured
  • wrought silk
4 : beaten into shape by tools : hammered used of metals
5 : deeply stirred : excited often used with up
  • gets easily wrought up over nothing

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Origin and Etymology of wrought

Middle English, from past participle of worken to work

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WROUGHT Defined for English Language Learners

wrought

adjective

Definition of wrought for English Language Learners

  • : carefully formed or worked into shape


WROUGHT Defined for Kids

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wrought

Definition of wrought for Students

  • past tense and past participle of work

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wrought

adjective \ ˈrȯt \

Definition of wrought for Students

1 : beaten into shape by tools
  • wrought metals
2 : much too excited
  • … Miss Elson was on the verge of tears, she was so wrought up.
  • —Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy


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