Origin of hurt

1150–1200; (v.) Middle English hurten, hirten, herten to injure, damage, stumble, knock together, apparently < Old French hurter to knock (against), oppose (compare French heurter, orig. dial.), probably a verbal derivative of Frankish *hûrt ram, cognate with Old Norse hrūtr; (noun) Middle English < Old French, derivative of the v.
SYNONYMS FOR hurt
3 mar, impair.
6 ache.
10 See injury.
12 cut, slight.
Related formshurt·a·ble, adjectivehurt·er, nounun·hurt, adjectiveun·hurt·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hurter (1 of 3)

hurter

/ (ˈhɜːtə) /

noun

an object or part that gives protection, such as a concrete block that protects a building from traffic or the shoulder of an axle against which the hub strikes

Word Origin for hurter

C14 hurtour, from Old French hurtoir something that knocks or strikes, from hurter to hurt 1

British Dictionary definitions for hurter (2 of 3)

hurt

1
/ (hɜːt) /

verb hurts, hurting or hurt

noun

adjective

injured or pained physically or emotionallya hurt knee; a hurt look
Derived Formshurter, noun

Word Origin for hurt

C12 hurten to hit, from Old French hurter to knock against, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse hrūtr ram, Middle High German hurt a collision

British Dictionary definitions for hurter (3 of 3)

hurt

2

whort (hwɜːt)

/ (hɜːt) /

noun

Southern English dialect another name for whortleberry
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Idioms and Phrases with hurter

hurt


see not hurt a fly.

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