wound Definition

  • 1an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken
  • 2an injury to a person's feelings or reputation

Using wound: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "wound" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The wound on his leg was deep and required stitches.

  • Example

    She suffered a gunshot wound to her shoulder.

  • Example

    His pride was wounded by the criticism.

  • Example

    The scandal left a deep wound on his reputation.

wound Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for wound

Antonyms for wound

Phrases with wound

  • a wound that has not healed or closed


    The open wound on his arm required daily cleaning and dressing.

  • to cause harm or injury to someone or something


    The company's decision to lay off workers inflicted a wound on the local economy.

  • lick one's wounds

    to retreat from a situation in order to recover from a defeat or setback


    After losing the election, he went home to lick his wounds and plan his next move.

Origins of wound

from Old English 'wund', meaning 'a wound, injury, hurt'


Summary: wound in Brief

The term 'wound' [wuːnd] refers to an injury to living tissue, often involving a cut or break in the skin. It can also refer to an injury to a person's feelings or reputation. Examples include 'The wound on his leg was deep and required stitches.' and 'The scandal left a deep wound on his reputation.' Phrases like 'open wound' and 'lick one's wounds' extend the concept of injury.

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