from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure.
  • intransitive verb To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part).
  • intransitive verb To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress.
  • intransitive verb To cause physical damage to (something); harm.
  • intransitive verb To be detrimental to; hinder or impair.
  • intransitive verb To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort.
  • intransitive verb To cause distress or damage.
  • intransitive verb To have an adverse effect.
  • intransitive verb Informal To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need.
  • noun Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
  • noun Mental suffering; anguish.
  • noun A wrong; harm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An injury, especially one that gives physical or mental pain, as a wound, bruise, insult, etc.; in general, damage; impairment; detriment; harm.
  • noun Synonyms Harm, Mischief, etc. See injury.
  • 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.
  • noun The huckleberry, particularly Vaccinium Myrtillus.
  • noun In heraldry, a roundel azure, representing the huckleberry.
  • noun Contracted third person singular indicative present for hurteth.

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

  • noun A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
  • noun A husk. See husk, 2.
  • transitive verb To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
  • transitive verb To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
  • transitive verb To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To be painful.
  • verb transitive To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.
  • verb transitive To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
  • verb transitive To undermine, impede, or damage.
  • adjective Wounded, physically injured.
  • adjective Pained.
  • noun An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience)
  • noun archaic A wound or pain.
  • noun heraldry A roundel azure (blue circular spot).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause emotional anguish or make miserable
  • adjective damaged inanimate objects or their value
  • verb give trouble or pain to
  • adjective suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle
  • noun psychological suffering
  • noun feelings of mental or physical pain
  • noun the act of damaging something or someone
  • verb feel pain or be in pain
  • verb be the source of pain
  • noun a damage or loss
  • verb feel physical pain
  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English hurten, possibly from Old French hurter, to bang into, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.



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