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A past tense and a past participle of work.
1. Put together; created: a carefully wrought plan.
2. Shaped by hammering with tools. Used chiefly of metals or metalwork.
archaic a past tense and past participle of work
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
1. Archaic except in some senses. a pt. and pp. of work.adj.
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.
(obs, liter) pret, ptp of work
n → Schmiedeeisen nt
n → Kunstschmiedearbeit f
adj to be wrought → aufgelöst sein, außer sich (dat) → sein