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NOUN (4)

1. an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin);
[syn: wound, lesion]

2. a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat;
[syn: wound, injury, combat injury]

3. a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride);
- Example: "he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"
- Example: "deep in her breast lives the silent wound"
- Example: "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

4. the act of inflicting a wound;
[syn: wound, wounding]


VERB (2)

1. cause injuries or bodily harm to;
[syn: injure, wound]

2. hurt the feelings of;
- Example: "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"
- Example: "This remark really bruised my ego"
[syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. put in a coil;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Whether to wind The woodbine round this arbor. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle. [1913 Webster] Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] In his terms so he would him wind. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please And wind all other witnesses. --Herrick. [1913 Webster] Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate. [1913 Webster] You have contrived . . . to wind Yourself into a power tyrannical. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in such things into discourse. --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster] 5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, . . . Wind the shrill horn. --Pope. [1913 Webster] That blast was winded by the king. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wound \Wound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Wounding.] [AS. wundian. [root]140. See Wound, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like. [1913 Webster] The archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. --1 Sam. xxxi. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect, ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to. [1913 Webster] When ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. --1 Cor. viii. 12. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wound \Wound\, imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by blowing. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Showers of blood Rained from the wounds of slaughtered Englishmen. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to feeling, faculty, reputation, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Wound gall (Zool.), an elongated swollen or tuberous gall on the branches of the grapevine, caused by a small reddish brown weevil (Ampeloglypter sesostris) whose larvae inhabit the galls. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

coiled \coiled\ (koild), adj. curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals; as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on the deck. Opposite of uncoiled. Note: [Narrower terms: coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled; convolute rolled longitudinally upon itself;curled, curled up; involute closely coiled so that the axis is obscured); looped, whorled; twined, twisted; convoluted; involute, rolled esp of petals or leaves in bud: having margins rolled inward); wound] [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wound adj 1: put in a coil n 1: an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin) [syn: wound, lesion] 2: a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat [syn: wound, injury, combat injury] 3: 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 4: the act of inflicting a wound [syn: wound, wounding] v 1: cause injuries or bodily harm to [syn: injure, wound] 2: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego" [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

232 Moby Thesaurus words for "wound": abrade, abrasion, abscess, abuse, ache, aching, afflict, affront, aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, aposteme, barb the dart, bark, bed sore, befoul, bewitch, bite, blain, bleb, blemish, blight, blister, bloody, blow, boil, break, bruise, bubo, bulla, bunion, burn, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chafe, chancre, chancroid, check, chilblain, chip, claw, cold sore, concussion, condemn, convulse, corrupt, crack, crackle, cramp, craze, crucify, curse, cut, cut up, damage, defile, deprave, despoil, destroy, disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, dolor, doom, envenom, eschar, excruciate, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flash burn, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, furuncle, furunculus, gall, gash, gathering, get into trouble, give offense, give pain, give umbrage, gnaw, grate, grief, grieve, grind, gripe, gumboil, harass, harm, harrow, hemorrhoids, hex, hurt, hurt the feelings, impair, incise, incision, infect, inflame, inflict pain, injure, injury, irritate, jinx, kibe, kill by inches, lacerate, laceration, lesion, maim, make mincemeat of, maltreat, martyr, martyrize, maul, menace, mistreat, molest, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, nasty blow, nip, offend, outrage, pain, pang, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, passion, persecute, petechia, pierce, piles, pimple, pinch, play havoc with, play hob with, pock, poison, pollute, polyp, prejudice, prick, prolong the agony, puncture, pustule, put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, rend, rent, rip, rising, rub, run, rupture, savage, scab, scald, scathe, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, second-degree burn, shock, skin, slash, slit, soft chancre, sore, sore spot, spasm, sprain, stab, stab wound, stick, stigma, sting, strain, stress, stress of life, stroke, sty, suffering, suppuration, swelling, taint, tear, tender spot, third-degree burn, threaten, throes, torment, torture, trauma, traumatize, tubercle, tweak, twist, twist the knife, ulcer, ulceration, violate, wale, welt, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wounds immedicable, wreak havoc on, wrench, wring, wrong
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

WOUND, med. jur. This term, in legal medicine, comprehends all lesions of the body, and in this it differs from the meaning of the word when used in surgery. The latter only refers to a solution of continuity, while the former comprises not only these, but also every other kind of accident, such as bruises, contusions, fractures, dislocations, and the like. Cooper's Surgical Dict. h.t.; Dunglison's Med. Dict. h.t.; vide Dictionnaire des Sciences Medicales, mot Blessures 3 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 687-811. 2. Under the statute 9 Geo. IV. c. 21, sect. 12, it has been held in England, that to make a wound, in criminal cases, there must be "an injury to the person by which the skin is broken." 6 C. & P. 684; S. C. 19 Eng. C. L. Rep. 526. Vide Beck's Med. Jur. c. 15; Ryan's Med. Jur. Index, h.t.; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 652; 19 Eng. Com. L. Rep. 425, 430, 526, 529; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Moody's Cr. Cas. 278; 4 C. & P. 381; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 430; 4 C. & P. 446; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 466; 1 Moody's Cr. C. 318; 4 C. & P. 558; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 526; Carr. Cr. L. 239; Guy, Med. Jur. ch. 9, p. 446; Merl. Repert. mot Blessure. 3. When a person is found dead from wounds, it is proper to inquire whether they are the result of suicide, accident, or homicide. In making the examination, the greatest attention should be bestowed on all the circumstances. On this subject some general directions have been given under the article Death. The reader is referred to 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 68 to 93. As to, wounds on the living body, see Id. 188.