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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaped, molded, wroughtadjective

    shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)

    "a shaped handgrip"; "the molded steel plates"; "the wrought silver bracelet"


  1. Wroughtadjective

    Shaped by beating with a hammer; as, wrought iron.


  1. wroughtadjective

    Having been worked or prepared somehow.

    Is that fence made out of wrought iron?

  2. Etymology: The past participle of werken, from wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from wurkijanan, from werǵ-. Cognate with wright (as in wheelwright etc.).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wrought

    Etymology: wrogd , Saxon. The pret. and part. pass. as it seems, of work; as the Dutch wercken, makes gerocht.

    Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. Matt. xxvi. 10.

    He that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John iii.

    The Jews wanted not power and ability to have convinced the world of the falshood of these miracles, had they never been wrought. , Sermons.

    Had I thought the sight of my poor image
    Would thus have wrought you, for the stone is mine,
    I’d not have shewed it. William Shakespeare.

    Nor number, nor example with him wrought
    To swerve from truth. John Milton.

    Do not I know him? could his brutal mind
    Be wrought upon? could he be just or kind? Dryden.

    This Artemisa, by her charms,
    And all her sex’s cunning, wrought the king. Nicholas Rowe.

    All his good prov’d ill in me,
    And wrought but malice. John Milton.

    They wrought by their faithfulness the publick safety. Dryd.

    This wrought the greatest confusion in the unbelieving Jews, and the greatest conviction in the Gentiles, who every where speak with astonishment of these truths they met with in this new magazine of learning, which was opened. Addison.

    They that wrought in silver, and whose works are unsearchable, are gone down to the grave. Bar. iii. 18.

    Moses and Eleazar took the gold, even all wrought jewels. Num. xvi. 22.

    What might be wrought
    Fulfil, or graven in metal. John Milton.

    We ventur’d on such dang’rous seas,
    That if we wrought out life, ’twas ten to one. William Shakespeare.

    Such another field
    They dreaded worse than hell: so much the fear
    Of thunder, and the sword of Michael,
    Wrought still within them. John Milton.

    His too eager love
    Has made him busy to his own destruction.
    His threats have wrought this change of mind in Pyrrhus. Ambrose Philips, Distrest Mother.

    Take an heifer which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke. Deut. xxi. 3.

    As infection from body to body is received many times by the body passive, yet is it by the good disposition thereof repulsed and wrought out, before it be formed in a disease. Francis Bacon.

    Vain Morat, by his own rashness wrought,
    Too soon discover’d his ambitious thought;
    Believ’d me his, before I spoke him fair,
    And pitch’d his head into the ready snare. Dryden.

    It had been no less a breach of peace to have wrought any mine of his, than it is now a breach of peace, to take a town of his in Guiana, and burn it. Walter Raleigh.

    Celestial panoply, divinely wrought. John Milton.

    He that hath wrought us for the same thing, is God. 2 Cor.

    The two friends had wrought themselves to such an habitual tenderness for the children under their direction, that each of them had the real passion of a father. Addison.

    Advantage was taken of the sanguine temper which so many successes had wrought the nation up to. Jonathan Swift.

    A ship by skilful steersman wrought. John Milton.

    We stay upon your leisure. ————
    —— Give me your favour: my dull brain was wrought
    With things forgot. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. Wrought

    Wrought is the archaic form of "worked," the more commonly used past tense and past participle of work.


  1. wrought

    Wrought is an adjective that describes something that is carefully and skillfully made by hand, often implying a high level of craftsmanship and creativity. It typically refers to objects or materials that have been shaped, formed, or crafted through methods such as forging, hammering, or manipulating with hands or tools.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrought

    of Work

  2. Wrought

    imp. & p. p. of Work

  3. Wroughtadjective

    worked; elaborated; not rough or crude


  1. Wrought

    Wrought is a band based in the town of Fayetteville, Arkansas; it was formed on Halloween of 2004, but played its first venue on March 22, 2005. Wrought's merging of vocals, solos and rhythms over a southern-metal hump has proven to be popular with heavy metal fans. The release of their eponymous EP in the summer of 2005 caused a surge in popularity that was followed by their first full length release, both of which were completely self-recorded, produced, and promoted. After generating a dedicated legion of followers during its run from 2005 through 2008, the band went on indefinite hiatus from late 2008 through most of 2009 because two members, Eric Halsell and Jay Hollingshead, departed to pursue other interests. Guitarist Dan Robinson spent nearly six months attempting to find replacements for the original lineup. The unfortunate breakup of another Fayetteville band, Rise to Ruin, left drummer Chap Huskinson and bassist Sam Kazery looking for a new home for their talents. In early 2009, the two bands merged to re-form Wrought. After several months of practice, Wrought played again live for the first time after their hiatus at a private party for close fans and friends at George's Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. The new lineup was well received and the band will play its reunion performance, dubbed The Wresurrection, on September 5, 2009.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrought

    rawt, pa.t. and pa.p. of work.—n. Wrought′-ī′ron, malleable iron. [A.S. worhte, geworht, pa.t. and pa.p. of wyrcan, wircan, to work.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrought in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wrought in a Sentence

  1. Eric Dreiband:

    This hate crime may be considered an act of domestic terrorism, as have other hate crimes throughout our history, like the violence wrought by white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan.

  2. Jamal Saghir:

    Terrorist organizations like ISIS capitalize on the devastation wrought by climate change to attract new members, the ISIS recruiters offered money, food and other riches to rural Iraqis to lure The ISIS recruiters into joining the ranks of the jihadist group. With no means to sustain The ISIS recruiters through agricultural means, many farmers accepted ISIS' bribes for both monetary and morale support.

  3. Persian King Darius:

    The goldsmiths who wrought the gold, those were Mede and Egyptians. The men who wrought the wood, those were Sardians and Egyptians the men who adorned the wall, those were Medes and Egyptians.

  4. Alfred Lord Tennyson:

    If thou shouldst never see my face again,Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayerThan this world dreams of.

  5. Mahatma Gandhi:

    What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy

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    a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    • A. tranquillity
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