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wrought

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2 meanings
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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 or crafted
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She wore a hand wrought silver bracelet.
  • wrought = worked
  • It was long, and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • wrought = worked (crafted)
  • He passed through an archway of wrought-iron curlicues, and paused, squinting at the weedy rows of gravestones.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • wrought = worked (decoratively crafted)
  • No, it is not thus; your form so divinely wrought, and beaming with beauty, has decayed, but your spirit still visits and consoles your unhappy friend.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • wrought = worked (crafted)
  • A pale green curtain of branches just brushed the grasses and threw a filigree of shadows, as delicate as the wrought silver, on the child's face.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • wrought = worked (decoratively crafted)
  • 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

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2  —as in:
the damage she has wrought
Definition caused to happen or occurred as a consequence
  • The town still hasn't recovered from the damage wrought by the hurricane.
wrought = caused (made to happen)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The revolt wrought havoc through the region.
  • wrought = caused
  • Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
    Herodotus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grief has so wrought on him, he takes false shadows for true substances.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Titus Andronicus
  •   Then gave I her, so tutored by my art,
      A sleeping potion; which so took effect
      As I intended, for it wrought on her
      The form of death.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • wrought = brought
  • That poor soul who has wrought all this misery is the saddest case of all.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
wrought = 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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