Definition of "wound" []

  • An injury, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken. (noun)
  • An injury to the feelings. (noun)
  • To inflict wounds or a wound on. (verb-transitive)
  • To inflict wounds or a wound: harsh criticism that wounds. (verb-intransitive)
  • Past tense and past participle of wind2. (verb)
  • Any break in the skin or an organ or part as the result of violence or a surgical incision (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An injury to plant tissue (noun)
  • Any injury or slight to the feelings or reputation (noun)
  • To inflict a wound or wounds upon (someone or something) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "wound" in a sentence
  • "If the tissues are severed by a sharp instrument and the edges of the wound are smooth, it is classed as an _incised_ or _clean-cut wound_."
  • "II. ii.12 (48,3) [sometime am I All wound with adders] Enwrapped by adders _wound_ or twisted about me."
  • "III. i.132 (67,6) _Yet that which seems the wound to kill_] _To kill the wound_ is no very intelligible expression, nor is the measure preserved."