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

  2. Wound

    of Wind

  3. Wound

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

  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

  5. Woundnoun

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

  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

  7. Woundnoun

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

  8. Woundnoun

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

  9. 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.]


  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. Scottish Proverb:

    A bad wound may heal, but a bad name will kill.

  2. Eric Toschlog:

    I have not seen a wound of this severity, ever.

  3. Mahmood Shivji:

    Theres still tons to be learned from these evolutionary marvels, including information that will potentially be useful to fight cancer and age-related diseases, and improve wound healing treatments in humans, as we uncover how these animals do it.

  4. Amee Gharbi:

    Despite what one self-absorbed, heartless killer tried to do, in the end we won, in the end we wound up with the most points. We have the most self-worth. Game over.

  5. William Hazlitt:

    The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.

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    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. sheath
    • B. encumbrance
    • C. ditch
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