from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of work.
- adj. Put together; created: a carefully wrought plan.
- adj. Shaped by hammering with tools. Used chiefly of metals or metalwork.
- adj. Made delicately or elaborately.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having been worked or prepared somehow.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of work.
- adj. Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worked, as distinguished from rough: noting masonry, carpentry, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
Middle English wroght, from Old English geworht, past participle of wyrcan, to work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The past participle of Middle English werken ("to work"), from Old English wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan, from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- (“to work”). Cognate with wright (as in wheelwright etc.). (Wiktionary)