Definition of Wound. Meaning of Wound. Synonyms of Wound
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Definition of Wound
imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by
blowing. WoundWound Wound (?; 277), n. [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. [root]140. Cf. Zounds.]
1. 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. --Chaucer.
Showers of blood Rained from the wounds of
slaughtered Englishmen. --Shak.
2. Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to
feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.
3. (Criminal Law) 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.
Note: Walker condemns the pronunciation woond as a
``capricious novelty.' It is certainly opposed to an
important principle of our language, namely, that the
Old English long sound written ou, and pronounced like
French ou or modern English oo, has regularly changed,
when accented, into the diphthongal sound usually
written with the same letters ou in modern English, as
in ground, hound, round, sound. The use of ou in Old
English to represent the sound of modern English oo was
borrowed from the French, and replaced the older and
Anglo-Saxon spelling with u. It makes no difference
whether the word was taken from the French or not,
provided it is old enough in English to have suffered
this change to what is now the common sound of ou; but
words taken from the French at a later time, or
influenced by French, may have the French sound.
Wound gall (Zo["o]l.), an elongated swollen or tuberous
gall on the branches of the grapevine, caused by a small
reddish brown weevil (Ampeloglypter sesostris) whose
larv[ae] inhabit the galls. WoundWound Wound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Wounding.] [AS. wundian. [root]140. See Wound, n.]
1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of
parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.
The archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the
archers. --1 Sam. xxxi.
2. To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect,
ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to.
When ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their
weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. --1 Cor.
viii. 12. WoundWind Wind, v. t. [From Wind, moving air, but confused in
sense and in conjugation with wind to turn.] [imp. & p. p.
Wound (wound), R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged
and mutually involved notes. ``Hunters who wound their
Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, .
. . Wind the shrill horn. --Pope.
That blast was winded by the king. --Sir W.
Meaning of Wound from wikipedia
- A wound
is a type of injury which happens relatively quickly
skin is torn, cut, or punctured
(an open wound
), or where blunt force trauma
- gunshot wound
(GSW) is physical trauma
due to a bullet
from a firearm. Damage
of the wound
- Wound healing
is a complex process
the skin, and the tissues under
it, repair themselves after
injury. In this article, wound healing
- Wound dehiscence
is a surgical complication
a wound ruptures along
incision. Risk factors include
age, collagen disorder
such as Ehlers–Danlos...
- A wound
is a type of injury. Wound
may also refer
(album), a 1991 album
by Autopsia Wound
, a 1992 extended
play by Buzzov•en The Wound
- The Wound Badge
(German: Verwundetenabzeichen) was a German military decoration first promulgated
II, German Emperor
on 3 March
- A stab wound
is a specific
form of penetrating trauma
to the skin that results
from a knife
or a similar pointed
- Negative-pressure wound therapy
(NPWT), also known
as a vacuum dressing
or V.A.C.® dressing
("vacuum ****isted closure"), is a therapeutic technique
to a wound
to promote healing
harm. A dressing
to be in direct contact
with the wound
, as distinguished...
(WIA) describes combatants
who have been wounded while fighting
in a combat
wartime, but have not been killed. Typically...
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