What does wound mean?

Definitions for wound
wund; Older Use and Literary waʊndwound

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wound, lesionnoun

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

  2. wound, injury, combat injurynoun

    a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

  3. woundnoun

    a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)

    "he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"; "deep in her breast lives the silent wound"; "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"--Robert Frost

  4. wound, woundingadjective

    the act of inflicting a wound

  5. woundverb

    put in a coil

  6. injure, woundverb

    cause injuries or bodily harm to

  7. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spiteverb

    hurt the feelings of

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wound

    of Wind

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Wound

    of Wind

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Wound

    imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by blowing

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Woundnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Woundnoun

    fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to feeling, faculty, reputation, etc

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Woundnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Woundnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Woundnoun

    to hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect, ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Wound

    A wound is a type of injury in which skin is torn, cut, or punctured, or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion. In pathology, it specifically refers to a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wound

    wownd, pa.t. and pa.p. of wind.

  2. Wound

    wōōnd, n. any division of soft parts, including the skin, produced by external mechanical force—whether incised, punctured, contused, lacerated, or poisoned: any cut, bruise, hurt, or injury.—v.t. to make a wound in: to injure.—adj. Woun′dable, capable of being wounded.—n. Woun′der.—adv. Woun′dily (coll.), excessively.—n. Woun′ding.—adj. Wound′less, exempt from being wounded, invulnerable: harmless.—n. Wound′wort, a name applied to several plants of popular repute as vulneraries, as the kidney-vetch, &c.: a plant of genus Stachys, the marsh or clown's woundwort.—adj. Woun′dy, causing wounds: (coll.) excessive. [A.S. wund (Ger. wunde, Ice. und)—A.S. wund, wounded; prob. orig. pa.p. of A.S. winnan, to fight, strive.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wound' in Nouns Frequency: #1756

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wound' in Verbs Frequency: #1005

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wound in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wound in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Anger is a wound gone mad.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    As a deep wound comes to the surface, things can appear worse for a time.

  3. District Attorney Hays Webb:

    It serves as a reminder that there’s a very fine line. You have someone who has been to space five times and, because of a bad decision on his part, wound up killing two girls.

  4. Caitlyn Jenner:

    It was voting day and I thought the only thing out here in California that I worry about, which affects people, is the propositions that were out there, and I didn't see any propositions that I really had Election Day or the other. And so Election Day was Election Day and I just couldn't get excited about Election Day. And I just wound up going to play golf and I said,' I'm not doing Election Day.'.

  5. Dave Perry:

    I don't do the sexy stuff, i don't come out and say, 'I know who the Grassy Knoll assassin is!' I'm the guy that goes into the county records building and looks up deed records. Most people don't get too wound up over that.

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