Hurt, n. Mach. (a) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions. (b) A husk. See Husk, 2.
Hurt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurt p. pr. & vb. n. Hurting.]
1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
The hurt lion groans within his den. --Dryden.
2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt. --Milton.
3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve. “I am angry and hurt.”
adj 1: suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in
battle; "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for
the hurt men and women" [syn: wounded]
2: used of inanimate objects or their value [syn: weakened]
n 1: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or
accident or fracture etc. [syn: injury, harm, trauma]
2: psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him
great distress" [syn: distress, suffering]
3: feelings of mental or physical pain [syn: suffering]
4: a damage or loss [syn: detriment]
5: the act of damaging something or someone [syn: damage, harm,
v 1: be the source of pain [syn: ache, smart]
2: give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
3: cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to
see my children not being taught well in school" [syn: pain,
4: cause damage or affect negatively; "Our business was hurt by
the new competition" [syn: injure]
5: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
[syn: wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]
6: feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
[syn: ache, suffer]
7: feel pain or be in pain [syn: suffer] [ant: be well]