from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause physical damage or pain to; injure.
- transitive v. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress.
- transitive v. To cause physical damage to; harm: The frost hurt the orange crop.
- transitive v. To be detrimental to; hinder or impair: The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.
- intransitive v. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort: My leg hurts.
- intransitive v. To cause distress or damage: Parental neglect hurts.
- intransitive v. To have an adverse effect: "It never hurt to have a friend at court” ( Tom Clancy).
- intransitive v. Informal To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need: "Even in a business that's hurting there's always a guy who can make a buck” ( New York).
- n. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
- n. Mental suffering; anguish: getting over the hurt of reading the letter.
- n. A wrong; harm: What hurt have you done to them?
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be painful.
- v. To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.
- v. To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
- v. To undermine, impede, or damage.
- adj. Wounded, physically injured.
- adj. Pained.
- n. An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience)
- n. A wound or pain.
- n. A roundel azure (blue circular spot).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
- n. A husk. See husk, 2.
- transitive v. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
- transitive v. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
- transitive v. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To knock, hit, or dash against, so as to wound or pain; inflict suffering upon.
- To give mental pain to; wound or injure in mind or feelings; grieve; distress.
- In general, to do harm or mischief to; affect injuriously; endamage.
- To cause injury, harm, or pain of any kind, mental or physical.
- To rush with violence.
- n. An injury, especially one that gives physical or mental pain, as a wound, bruise, insult, etc.; in general, damage; impairment; detriment; harm.
- n. Synonyms Harm, Mischief, etc. See injury.
- n. The huckleberry, particularly Vaccinium Myrtillus.
- n. In heraldry, a roundel azure, representing the huckleberry.
- n. Contracted third person singular indicative present for hurteth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause emotional anguish or make miserable
- adj. damaged inanimate objects or their value
- v. give trouble or pain to
- adj. suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle
- n. psychological suffering
- n. feelings of mental or physical pain
- n. the act of damaging something or someone
- v. feel pain or be in pain
- v. be the source of pain
- n. a damage or loss
- v. feel physical pain
- n. any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
- v. cause damage or affect negatively
- v. hurt the feelings of
Middle English hurten, possibly from Old French hurter, to bang into, perhaps of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English hurten, hirten, hertan ("to injure, scathe, knock together"), probably from Anglo-Norman hurter ("to ram into, strike, collide with") (compare French heurter ("to knock against, oppose")), ultimately from Old Norse hrútr ("ram (male sheep)"), lengthened-grade variant of hjǫrtr ("stag"), from Proto-Germanic *herutuz, *herutaz (“hart, male deer”). More at hart. Old French also gave Middle High German hurten and Dutch horten. (Wiktionary)