- Archaic except in some senses. a simple past tense and past participle of work.
- elaborated; embellished.
- not rough or crude.
- produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.
Origin of wrought
Synonyms for wrought
Examples from the Web for well-wrought
Contemporary Examples of well-wrought
With such a well-wrought tale, there's no reason to let writing—or politics—get in the way.Great New Reads
The Daily Beast
October 31, 2010
Historical Examples of well-wrought
Heigho, and how his quiver / with well-wrought hands was rich bedight!The Nibelungenlied
For what to him was Juno's well-wrought hem, Diana's shaft, or Pallas' olive-stem?The Earthly Paradise
The roof rises gracefully to its ridge, and each gable end is surmounted by a well-wrought iron finial.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)
Benjamin Ellis Martin
But of the well-wrought cancelli, carrying the mind across the sea to St. Clements, a large part still remains.Studies of Travel - Greece
Edward A. Freeman
It is well-wrought, strong, heavy with learning and what the Chaucerians would call "high sentence."
- (well wrought when postpositive) shaped, formed, or decorated with skill
- archaic a past tense and past participle of work
- metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating
- (often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specifiedwell-wrought
- decorated or made with delicate care
Word Origin for wrought
Word Origin and History for well-wrought
mid-13c., from past participle of Middle English werken (see work).