Origin of wounded
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wound1
Synonyms for wound
Examples from the Web for wounded
Contemporary Examples of wounded
The father of the wounded Officer Andrew Dossi sums it up perfectly.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Father José Julián was shot and wounded driving in a car through the sierra of Ajuchitán.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
Gunfire was exchanged and Sam, who was unarmed, was wounded.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
He had shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend early that morning in Baltimore and headed for his native Brooklyn.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn
December 21, 2014
The same could not be said for the 100,000 Wehrmacht troops killed, wounded, or captured.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of wounded
Ash-Can Sam was wounded—not so much in body as in pugilistic pride.A Night Out
One of our chaps, taking in a load of wounded, was chased and pelted the other day.
I am haunted by the thought that my car may break down when I have a load of wounded.
The minute they know you're without your whip they go for you like tigers at a wounded trainer.Way of the Lawless
She might be wounded, but she was made of the material of which he had hoped.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- suffering from wounds; injured, esp in a battle or fight
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the wounded
Word Origin for wound
Old English wund "hurt, injury," from Proto-Germanic *wundaz (cf. Old Saxon wunda, Old Norse und, Old Frisian wunde, Old High German wunta, German wunde "wound"), perhaps from PIE root *wen- "to beat, wound."
Old English wundian, from the source of wound (n.). Cognate with Old Frisian wundia, Middle Dutch and Dutch wonden, Old High German wunton, German verwunden, Gothic gawundon. Figurative use from c.1200. Related: Wounded; wounding.
see lick one's wounds; rub in (salt into a wound).