What does hurt mean?

Definitions for hurthɜrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hurt.

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


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter; cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; cf. D. horten to push, strike, MHG. hurten, both prob. fr. Old French.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hurt

    hurt, v.t. to cause bodily pain to: to damage: to wound, as the feelings.—v.i. to give pain, &c.:—pa.t. and pa.p. hurt.—n. a wound: injury.—n. Hurt′er, that which hurts: a beam at the lower end of a gun-platform to save the parapet: a piece of iron or wood fixed to the top-rails of a gun-carriage to check its motion: the shoulder of an axle against which the hub strikes.—adj. Hurt′ful, causing hurt or loss: mischievous.—adv. Hurt′fully.—n. Hurt′fulness.—adj. Hurt′less, without hurt or injury, harmless.—adv. Hurt′lessly.—n. Hurt′lessness. [O. Fr. hurter (Fr. heurter), to knock, to run against; prob. from the Celtic, as in W. hwrdd, a thrust, the butt of a ram, Corn. hordh, a ram.]

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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

Anagrams for hurt »

  1. Ruth, ruth, thru, Thur, thur

  2. Thur


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurt in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Howard Erichson:

    This has to hurt.

  2. Melody Truong:

    I felt a bit hurt.

  3. Pastor Ezra Kinlow:

    The family is hurt.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Try not to hurt him.

  5. Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon:

    They bleed and hurt like us.

Images & Illustrations of hurt

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