Definition of Wound

1. Noun. An injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin).

Exact synonyms: Lesion
Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma
Specialized synonyms: Raw Wound, Stigmata, Abrasion, Excoriation, Scrape, Scratch, Cut, Gash, Slash, Slice, Laceration, Bite



2. Verb. Cause injuries or bodily harm to.

3. Adjective. Put in a coil.
Similar to: Coiled

4. Noun. A casualty to military personnel resulting from combat.
Exact synonyms: Combat Injury, Injury
Specialized synonyms: Blighty Wound, Flesh Wound
Generic synonyms: Loss, Personnel Casualty
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

5. Verb. Hurt the feelings of. "Sam cannot wound Sue "; "This remark really bruised my ego"
Exact synonyms: Bruise, Hurt, Injure, Offend, Spite
Specialized synonyms: Affront, Diss, Insult, Lacerate, Sting, Abase, Chagrin, Humble, Humiliate, Mortify
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Derivative terms: Offence, Offense, Offensive, Offensive, Spite, Spite

6. Noun. A figurative injury (to your feelings or pride). "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"
Generic synonyms: Distress, Hurt, Suffering

7. Noun. The act of inflicting a wound.
Exact synonyms: Wounding
Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Hurt, Scathe

Definition of Wound

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.

3. n. 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.

4. v. t. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.

Definition of Wound

1. Noun. An injury, such as a cut, stab, or tear, to a (usually external) part of the body. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A hurt to a person's feelings. ¹

3. Noun. (context: criminal legal) An injury to a person by which the skin is divided or its continuity broken. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To hurt (a person's feelings). ¹

6. Verb. (past of wind) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wound

1. to inflict an injury upon [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Wound

1. 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. "Showers of blood Rained from the wounds of slaughtered Englishmen." (Shak) 2. An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to feeling, faculty, reputation, etc. 3. 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. 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, an elongated swollen or tuberous gall on the branches of the grapevine, caused by a small reddish brown weevil (Ampeloglypter sesostris) whose larvae inhabit the galls. Origin: 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. 140. Cf. Zounds. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wound

wouldn't've
wouldn't hurt a fly
wouldn't say boo to a goose
wouldn't shout if a shark bit him
wouldn't you know
wouldn't you know it
wouldna
wouldnae
woulds
wouldst
wouled
woulfe bottle
wouling
wouls
wound (current term)
wound-up
wound botulism
wound dehiscence
wound fever
wound healing
wound infection
wound myiasis
wound rotor
wound tumor virus
wound up
woundable
wounded
woundedly
woundedness

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