Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Hurt; harm.
  • noun A Middle English form of dear.
  • To hurt; injure; wound.
  • noun A Middle English form of deer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Harm.
  • transitive verb obsolete To hurt; to harm; to injure.

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  • noun transitive Hurt; harm; injury.
  • verb transitive To hurt; harm; injure; wound.
  • verb transitive To annoy, trouble, grieve.

Etymologies

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From Middle English dere, from Old English dæru, daru ("injury, hurt, harm, damage, calamity; loss, deprivation"), from Proto-Germanic *darō (“damage, injury”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)- (“to sharpen”). Cognate with Middle Dutch dare, dere, Middle Low German dere, Old High German tara ("damage, injury").

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From Middle English deren, derien, from Old English derian ("to damage, injure, hurt, harm"), from Proto-Germanic *darjanan (“to injure, harm”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)- (“to sharpen”). Cognate with Scots dere, deir ("to harm, hurt, injure"), Saterland Frisian dera ("to injure, damage"), West Frisian deare, derre ("to harm, injure"), Dutch deren ("to injure, damage, scathe"), Middle High German tern ("to injure"). Related to dart.

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  • To hurt; to harm; to injure.

    September 3, 2008

  • can be used as a verb or noun

    September 3, 2008