wound


From 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.]
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   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.
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            Whether to wind
            The woodbine round this arbor.        --Milton.
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   2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
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            Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.  --Shak.
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   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.
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            In his terms so he would him wind.    --Chaucer.
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            Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please
            And wind all other witnesses.         --Herrick.
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            Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might
            wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.
                                                  --Addison.
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   4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
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            You have contrived . . . to wind
            Yourself into a power tyrannical.     --Shak.
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            Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in
            such things into discourse.           --Gov. of
                                                  Tongue.
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   5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to
      wind a rope with twine.
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   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.
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From 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.
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         Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, .
         . .
         Wind the shrill horn.                    --Pope.
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         That blast was winded by the king.       --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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From 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.]
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   1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of
      parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.
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            The archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the
            archers.                              --1 Sam. xxxi.
                                                  3.
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   2. To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect,
      ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to.
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            When ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their
            weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. --1 Cor.
                                                  viii. 12.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wound \Wound\,
   imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by
   blowing.
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From 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.]
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   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.
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            Showers of blood
            Rained from the wounds of slaughtered Englishmen.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to
      feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.
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   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.
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   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.
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   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.
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From 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]
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