browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

woundmore about wound

wound


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wound}  (wound)  (rarely 
  {Winded});  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Winding}.]  [OE.  winden,  AS 
  windan;  akin  to  OS  windan,  D.  &  G.  winden,  OHG.  wintan, 
  Icel.  &  Sw  vinda,  Dan.  vinde,  Goth.  windan  (in  comp.).  Cf 
  {Wander},  {Wend}.] 
  1.  To  turn  completely,  or  with  repeated  turns;  especially,  to 
  turn  about  something  fixed;  to  cause  to  form  convolutions 
  about  anything  to  coil;  to  twine;  to  twist;  to  wreathe; 
  as  to  wind  thread  on  a  spool  or  into  a  ball. 
 
  Whether  to  wind  The  woodbine  round  this  arbor. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  entwist;  to  infold;  to  encircle. 
 
  Sleep,  and  I  will  wind  thee  in  arms.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  have  complete  control  over  to  turn  and  bend  at  one's 
  pleasure;  to  vary  or  alter  or  will  to  regulate;  to 
  govern.  ``To  turn  and  wind  a  fiery  Pegasus.''  --Shak. 
 
  In  his  terms  so  he  would  him  wind.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Gifts  blind  the  wise,  and  bribes  do  please  And  wind 
  all  other  witnesses.  --Herrick. 
 
  Were  our  legislature  vested  in  the  prince,  he  might 
  wind  and  turn  our  constitution  at  his  pleasure. 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  introduce  by  insinuation;  to  insinuate. 
 
  You  have  contrived  .  .  .  to  wind  Yourself  into  a 
  power  tyrannical.  --Shak. 
 
  Little  arts  and  dexterities  they  have  to  wind  in 
  such  things  into  discourse.  --Gov.  of 
  Tongue. 
 
  5.  To  cover  or  surround  with  something  coiled  about  as  to 
  wind  a  rope  with  twine. 
 
  {To  wind  off},  to  unwind;  to  uncoil. 
 
  {To  wind  out},  to  extricate.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
 
  {To  wind  up}. 
  a  To  coil  into  a  ball  or  small  compass,  as  a  skein  of 
  thread;  to  coil  completely. 
  b  To  bring  to  a  conclusion  or  settlement;  as  to  wind  up 
  one's  affairs;  to  wind  up  an  argument. 
  c  To  put  in  a  state  of  renewed  or  continued  motion,  as  a 
  clock,  a  watch,  etc.,  by  winding  the  spring,  or  that 
  which  carries  the  weight;  hence  to  prepare  for 
  continued  movement  or  action  to  put  in  order  anew. 
  ``Fate  seemed  to  wind  him  up  for  fourscore  years.'' 
  --Dryden.  ``Thus  they  wound  up  his  temper  to  a 
  pitch.''  --Atterbury. 
  d  To  tighten  (the  strings)  of  a  musical  instrument,  so 
  as  to  tune  it  ``Wind  up  the  slackened  strings  of  thy 
  lute.''  --Waller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wound  \Wound\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Wind}  to  twist,  and  {Wind}  to  sound  by 
  blowing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wound  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wound  \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. 
  3. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \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 
  horns.''  --Pennant. 
 
  Ye  vigorous  swains,  while  youth  ferments  your  blood,  . 
  .  .  Wind  the  shrill  horn.  --Pope. 
 
  That  blast  was  winded  by  the  king.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wound 
  adj  :  put  in  a  coil 
  n  1:  any  break  in  the  skin  or  an  organ  caused  by  violence  or 
  surgical  incision  [syn:  {lesion}] 
  2:  a  casualty  to  military  personnel  resulting  from  combat  [syn: 
  {injury},  {combat  injury}] 
  3:  the  act  of  inflicting  a  wound  [syn:  {wounding}] 
  v  1:  cause  injuries  or  bodily  harm  to  [syn:  {injure}] 
  2:  hurt  the  feelings  of  "She  hurt  me  when  she  did  not  include 
  me  among  her  guests"  [syn:  {hurt},  {injure},  {offend},  {spite}] 




more about wound