wrought


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wrought

 (rôt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of work.
adj.
1. Put together; created: a carefully wrought plan.
2. Shaped by hammering with tools. Used chiefly of metals or metalwork.

[Middle English wroght, from Old English geworht, past participle of wyrcan, to work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

wrought

(rɔːt)
vb
archaic a past tense and past participle of work
adj
1. (Metallurgy) metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating
2. (often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specified: well-wrought.
3. (Art Terms) decorated or made with delicate care
[C16: variant of worht, from Old English geworht, past participle of (ge)wyrcan to work]
Usage: Wrought is sometimes used as if it were the past tense and past participle of wreak as in the hurricane wrought havoc in coastal areas. Many people think this use is incorrect

wrought

(rɔt)

v.
1. Archaic except in some senses. a pt. and pp. of work.
adj.
2. worked.
3. elaborated; embellished.
4. not rough or crude.
5. produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.
[1200–50; Middle English wroght, metathetic variant of worht, past participle of worchen to work]
syn: See worked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wrought - shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)wrought - shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort); "a shaped handgrip"; "the molded steel plates"; "the wrought silver bracelet"
formed - having or given a form or shape
Translations

wrought

[rɔːt]
A. (archaic or liter) PT & PP of work great changes have been wroughtse han efectuado grandes cambios
destruction wrought by the floodsdaños mpl causados por las inundaciones
B. ADJ wrought ironhierro m forjado

wrought

vt
(obs, liter) pret, ptp of work
great changes have been wroughtgroße Veränderungen wurden errungen or herbeigeführt; the accident wrought havoc with his plansder Unfall durchkreuzte alle seine Pläne; the storm wrought great destructionder Sturm richtete große Verheerungen an
adj silvergetrieben, gehämmert

wrought

:
wrought iron
nSchmiedeeisen nt
wrought-iron
adjschmiedeeisern attr, → aus Schmiedeeisen; wrought gateschmiedeeisernes Tor
wrought ironwork
nKunstschmiedearbeit f
wrought-up
adj to be wroughtaufgelöst sein, außer sich (dat)sein

wrought

[rɔːt]
1. (old) (liter)
a. pt & pp of work
b. great changes have been wroughtsono avvenuti dei grandi cambiamenti
2. adj (silver) → lavorato/a; (iron) → battuto/a
References in classic literature ?
Meg and Jo came running down to behold the miracle which had been wrought, and Amy, feeling very precious and self-sacrificing, promised to go, if the doctor said Beth was going to be ill.
None of the Indians was as much wrought up over the discovery of Kurzon and the idol as were the white adventurers.
The melody, which no weakness could destroy, gradually wrought its sweet influence on the senses of those who heard it.
In the way of furniture, there were two tables: one, constructed with perplexing intricacy and exhibiting as many feet as a centipede; the other, most delicately wrought, with four long and slender legs, so apparently frail that it was almost incredible what a length of time the ancient tea-table had stood upon them.
It had been wrought, as was easy to perceive, with wonderful skill of needlework; and the stitch (as I am assured by ladies conversant with such mysteries) gives evidence of a now forgotten art, not to be discovered even by the process of picking out the threads.
As a carpenter's nails are divided into wrought nails and cut nails; so mankind may be similarly divided.
He averred, that upon first thrusting in for him, a leg was presented; but well knowing that that was not as it ought to be, and might occasion great trouble; -- he had thrust back the leg, and by a dexterous heave and toss, had wrought a somerset upon the Indian; so that with the next trial, he came forth in the good old way --head foremost.
When, later on, he wanted a holiday to get married he could not get it; and as for a holiday with pay just the same--what power had wrought that miracle heaven only knew