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Definitions of wound

  1. hurt the feelings of; " She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; " This remark really bruised me ego"
  2. a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
  3. cause injuries or bodily harm to
  4. any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision
  5. the act of inflicting a wound
  6. 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
  7. put in a coil
  8. a series winding, or one in which the armature coil, the field- magnet coil, and the external circuit form a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a character that the armature current is divided, a portion of the current being led around the field- magnet coils.
  9. imp. & amp; p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by blowing.
  10. 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.
  11. Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.
  12. 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.
  13. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.
  14. To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect, ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to.
  15. imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by blowing.
  16. Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
  17. A cut; an injury by which the skin is divided; a stab; a hurt; hence, injury or harm to feelings, reputation, etc.
  18. To make a cut or hurt in; to hurt by violence; injure; hurt the feelings of: ( wound).
  19. Of the verb wind.
  20. An injury or traumatism, usually with a solution of continuity.
  21. An injuring in which tissues are separated.
  22. Pa. t. and pa. p. of WIND, to turn.
  23. A cut or bruise: hurt: injury.
  24. To make a wound: to injure.
  25. A cut; injury; hurt.
  26. Of to wind.
  27. To give a wound to; injure; hurt the feelings of.
  28. To inflict a wound upon; hurt; pain.
  29. Imp. & pp. of WIND, v.
  30. A hurt or injury caused by violence, as a stab, etc.
  31. Of Wind.
  32. A breach of the skin and flesh, or a division of the soft parts of an animal, caused by violence or external force; a breach of the bark and substance of a tree or other plant, caused by violence or external force; injury; hurt.
  33. To hurt by violence; to inflict a wound on; to pain.
  34. To inflict a wound.
  35. Twined in a circular direction upwards; twined in a circuitous manner.
  36. A ent or suchlike injury to the skin or flesh of an animal; any hurt or injury given by violence.
  37. To cut or rend the skin or flesh of an animal; to hurt or injure by violence.
  38. Pt. of the verb wind.
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Quotes of wound

  1. Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor. – Joseph Addison
  2. As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul. – Catharine Beecher
  3. At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be. – Delta Burke
  4. No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one. – Emile M. Cioran
  5. When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. – Khalil Gibran
  6. In reality, it si more fruitful to wound than to kill. While the dead man lies still, counting only one man less, the wounded man is a progressive drain upon his side. – B. H. Liddell Hart
  7. The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up. – William Hazlitt
  8. This was in June, 1866. Frank wrote for me to come to him at once, and although my own wound was still very bad, I started immediately and stayed with him at the house of Mr. Alexander Severe, in Nelson county, until he recovered, which was in September. – Jesse James
  9. The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards, and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance, they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle. – James Prescott Joule
  10. All it takes is a single act of aggression to permanently wound a nation's reputation. – Ramman Kenoun
  11. Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces. – Ann Patchett
  12. For me, it is just the total experience- from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years. – Darrell Royal
  13. When we were filming, I thought that I was Peter Pan, you know? I thought I was the coolest kid in the world, so I wound up being the coolest kid in the world. – Jeremy Sumpter
  14. Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. – Marianne Williamson
  15. You have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time. – Dave Winfield

Usage examples for wound

  1. Is the wound deep- is it dangerous? – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  2. Our first care was to see to Charley's wound – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. I wish my friend who is a doctor to see the wound – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  4. " It is nothing more than a flesh wound he said, " but at the hospital he can get better treatment than at home." – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  5. I reckon it's the wound makes me burn so. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  6. " You won't be so blind as to forget," she answered, and she wound her fingers in his with a feeling which was more than the simple love of woman for man. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  7. She had had in her body one wound of ten centimetres in size. – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. Oh, I thought it was from the time you received your pistol wound – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  9. He received a most serious wound in the shoulder. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  10. " And now, Jimmy," I wound up, " you must guess what I'm going to do." – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  11. The clock being now wound up, the winding arbor and wheel A will begin to turn in the opposite direction. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. I'm glad ye're about well o' that arrer wound – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  13. She made him lie down, and bathed the wound of which Rupert made light. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  14. Where is the wound – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  15. He could not understand this wound of M. Elgin's. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. As it was, the wound was a serious one, and Dalahaide is in the hospital. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  17. His lordship made no reply; and, indeed, said never a word until he released Mr. Norbury in his dressing- room ten minutes later, being then as it were wound up for a good night's rest, and safe to go till morning. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  18. She did not strike you as being a girl with a wound in her heart? – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  19. You wound up on- the preacher. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  20. Where do you say the wound is? – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
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