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1  —as in:
wrought iron
Definition worked — as when iron is shaped to fit by bending or beating
  • The windows have decorative wrought iron bars for security.
wrought = worked — as when iron is shaped to fit by bending or beating
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • a hand wrought silver bracelet
  • The bedstead, chairs, and lounges, were of bamboo, wrought in peculiarly graceful and fanciful patterns.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The King's daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.
    Psalm 45:12-14 (KJ21)
  • The Woggle-Bug found two handsome bracelets of wrought gold, which fitted his slender arms very well.
    Baum, L. Frank  --  The Marvelous Land of Oz
  • Across from it was a handsome bank with arched windows and a wrought-iron door.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • wrought = worked (decoratively crafted)
  • He bears no letter of infamy wrought into his garment, as thou dost, but I shall read it on his heart.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • wrought = worked (crafted)
  • He sat serene on his couch, drinking from his wrought-gold cup.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • wrought = worked (decoratively crafted)
  • The table service is of gold, and so beautifully wrought that it must be of immense value.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • wrought = worked
  • His age is betrayed only by the creases across his brow and a proud, deeply pitted nose, over which a purple filigree of veins unfolds like a finely wrought tattoo.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
wrought = worked (crafted)

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2  —as in:
the damage she has wrought
Definition caused to happen or occurred as a consequence
  • the damage wrought by the hurricane
wrought = caused (made to happen)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
  • When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
    Helen Keller
  • What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • I could not repress a sigh at the thought of the havoc war had wrought in this part of England...
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Lost Continent
  • Grief has so wrought on him, he takes false shadows for true substances.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Titus Andronicus
  • And what vast changes of society and of nations had been wrought by sudden convulsions or by slow degrees since that era!
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather's Chair
  • That poor soul who has wrought all this misery is the saddest case of all.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • wrought = caused
  • I'd never seen anyone yell at my father like that, and I was astonished by, then afraid of, the change it wrought in his features.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • wrought = caused
  • For some reason, my first year of school had wrought a great change in our relationship: Calpurnia's tyranny, unfairness, and meddling in my business had faded to gentle grumblings of general disapproval.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
wrought = brought (caused)

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Less commonly:
More rarely, and especially in the form overwrought or wrought-up, wrought may mean "excessively nervous" or "agitated".
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