Definitions for hurthɜrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hurthɜrt(v.; n.; adj.)hurt, hurt•ing

  1. (v.t.)to cause bodily injury to; injure.

    Category: Pathology

  2. to cause bodily pain to or in:

    The old wound still hurts him.

    Category: Pathology

  3. to damage or impair (a material object) by rough use, improper care, etc.:

    Stains can't hurt this fabric.

  4. to affect adversely; harm:

    to hurt one's reputation.

  5. to offend or grieve:

    to hurt one's feelings.

    Category: Psychiatry

  6. (v.i.)to feel or suffer bodily or mental pain or distress; ache:

    My back still hurts.

    Category: Pathology, Psychiatry

  7. to cause bodily or mental pain or distress:

    The blow to her pride hurt most.

    Category: Pathology, Psychiatry

  8. to cause injury, damage, or harm.

    Category: Pathology

  9. to suffer want or need.

  10. (n.)a blow that inflicts a wound or the wound so inflicted.

    Category: Pathology

  11. injury, damage, or harm.

    Category: Pathology

  12. the cause of mental pain or offense, as a slight or insult.

  13. (adj.)physically injured.

  14. offended; unfavorably affected:

    hurt pride.

  15. suggesting that one has been offended or is suffering in mind:

    a hurt look on one's face.

  16. damaged:

    hurt merchandise.

Origin of hurt:

1150–1200; ME: to injure, knock together, appar. < OF hurter to knock (against), oppose, prob. a v. der. of Frankish *hûrt ram, c. ON hrūtr


Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

  2. distress, hurt, suffering(noun)

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

  3. suffering, hurt(noun)

    feelings of mental or physical pain

  4. detriment, hurt(noun)

    a damage or loss

  5. damage, harm, hurt, scathe(adj)

    the act of damaging something or someone

  6. hurt, wounded(adj)

    suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle

    "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for the hurt men and women"

  7. hurt, weakened(verb)

    damaged inanimate objects or their value

  8. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

  9. hurt(verb)

    give trouble or pain to

    "This exercise will hurt your back"

  10. pain, anguish, hurt(verb)

    cause emotional anguish or make miserable

    "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

  11. hurt, injure(verb)

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

  12. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

  13. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

  14. suffer, hurt(verb)

    feel pain or be in pain

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hurt(verb)ɜrt

    to cause pain

    I hurt my back lifting the box.; Be careful! You're hurting your brother.; These shoes hurt.

  2. hurtɜrt

    to feel painful

    My back hurts.; It hurts when I stand up.

  3. hurtɜrt

    to cause or feel emotional pain

    I never meant to hurt you.; It hurts when you say things like that.; If you hurt her feelings, you should apologize!

  4. hurtɜrt

    ≠ help

    a tax that hurts the middle class

  5. hurt(adjective)ɜrt


    Is anyone hurt?

  6. hurtɜrt

    offended and unhappy

    She looked hurt at my criticism.

  7. hurt(noun)ɜrt

    emotional pain

    the hurt in his eyes


  1. hurt(Noun)

    An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience)

  2. hurt(Noun)

    A wound or pain.

  3. hurt(Noun)

    A roundel azure (blue circular spot).

  4. hurt(Verb)

    To be painful.

    Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.

  5. hurt(Verb)

    To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.

  6. hurt(Verb)

    To cause (somebody) emotional pain.

  7. hurt(Verb)

    To undermine, impede, or damage.

    This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.

  8. hurt(Adjective)

    Wounded, physically injured.

  9. hurt(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurt(noun)

    a band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions

  2. Hurt(noun)

    a husk. See Husk, 2

  3. Hurt

    of Hurt

  4. Hurt(verb)

    to cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully

  5. Hurt(verb)

    to impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm

  6. Hurt(verb)

    to wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve


  1. Hurt

    "Hurt" is a song by American recording artist Christina Aguilera, taken from her fifth studio album Back to Basics. It was released on September 19, 2006 by RCA Records as the second single from the album. The song was written by Aguilera, Linda Perry and Mark Ronson and was produced by Perry. Musically, it is a pop ballad which incorporates many instruments including bass, cello, piano, viola and violin. Lyrically, the song describes how one deals with the loss of a loved one. "Hurt" received mainly favorable reviews from music critics, who praised Aguilera's vocal in the song. It was a moderate hit in the United States, peaking at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song was a commercial success, peaking within the top 10 in several countries and reached number one in Europe. To date, the single has sold over 1.1 million digital copies in the United States alone. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Floria Sigismondi and Aguilera, portrays the singer as a '40s circus superstar. Aguilera has performed "Hurt" in a number of shows, including the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, Saturday Night Live and her 2007 Back to Basics Tour.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2867

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1718

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurt' in Verbs Frequency: #424

Translations for hurt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


upset; distressed

She felt very hurt at/by his behaviour; her hurt feelings.

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