wound noun, verb definition, meaning - what is wound noun, verb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wound”

See all translations

wound

noun [C] uk   us   /wuːnd/

wound noun [C] (INJURY)

B2 a damaged area of the body, such as a cut or hole in the skin or flesh made by a weapon: a gunshot wound a chest/leg wound a flesh wound (= one that is not deep) He died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and upper body.
More examples

wound noun [C] (UPSET)

a problem or great unhappiness: She refuses to talk about the incident, saying it would only reopen old wounds (= make her remember unhappy past experiences).

wound

verb [T usually passive] uk   us   /wuːnd/

wound verb [T usually passive] (INJURE)

B2 to damage an area of the body, especially by making a cut or hole in the skin: Flying glass wounded her in the face and neck. The police chief was badly wounded in the explosion.
More examples

wound verb [T usually passive] (UPSET)

to make someone feel upset: He was deeply wounded by her fierce criticism.
(Definition of wound noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wound?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wound” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More