Wound vs Cutting - What's the difference?

wound | cutting | Related terms |

Wound is a related term of cutting.

As nouns the difference between wound and cutting

is that wound is an injury, such as a cut, stab, or tear, to a (usually external) part of the body while cutting is (countable|uncountable) the action of the verb to cut .

As verbs the difference between wound and cutting

is that wound is to hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin or wound can be (wind) while cutting is .

As an adjective cutting is

(not comparable) that is used for cutting.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

Noun from (etyl) wund, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • An injury, such as a cut, stab, or tear, to a (usually external) part of the body.
  • * 2013 , Phil McNulty, "[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23830980]", BBC Sport , 1 September 2013:
  • The visitors were without Wayne Rooney after he suffered a head wound in training, which also keeps him out of England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Showers of blood / Rained from the wounds of slaughtered Englishmen.
  • * 1883:
  • I went below, and did what I could for my wound ; it pained me a good deal, and still bled freely; but it was neither deep nor dangerous, nor did it greatly gall me when I used my arm.
  • (figuratively) A hurt to a person's feelings, reputation, etc.
  • It took a long time to get over the wound of that insult.
  • An injury to a person by which the skin is divided or its continuity broken.
  • Synonyms
    * (injury) injury, lesion * (sense, something that offends a person's feelings) slight, slur, insult * See also
    Derived terms
    * dirty wound * entry wound * exit wound * flesh wound * rub salt in the wound * suck one's wounds * time heals all wounds


    (en verb)
  • To hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin.
  • The police officer wounded the suspect during the fight that ensued.
  • To hurt (a person's feelings).
  • The actor's pride was wounded when the leading role went to his rival.
    * (injure) hurt, injure * offend

    Etymology 2

    See (Etymology 2)


  • (wind)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] Captain Markam had been found lying half-insensible, gagged and bound, on the floor of the sitting-room, his hands and feet tightly pinioned, and a woollen comforter wound closely round his mouth and neck?; whilst Mrs. Markham's jewel-case, containing valuable jewellery and the secret plans of Port Arthur, had disappeared. […]”}} English heteronyms English irregular past participles English irregular simple past forms




  • Noun

  • (countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut .
  • How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
  • (countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
  • (countable) A newspaper clipping.
  • (countable) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
  • (countable) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
  • The actor had to make his ''cutting'' shorter to fit the audition time.
  • (uncountable) The editing of film or other recordings.
  • (uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
  • (countable) A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
  • *1876 , , Journey by Train :
  • *:WE flash across the level.
  • *:We thunder thro' the bridges.
  • *:We bicker down the cuttings .
  • *:We sway along the ridges.
  • Synonyms

    * (narrow passage for a transportation route) cut


    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable) That is used for cutting.
  • I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
  • Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
  • The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.