Hurt vs Hame - What's the difference?

hurt | hame |

As a verb hurt

is to be painful.

As an adjective hurt

is wounded, physically injured.

As a noun hurt

is an emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience).

As a proper noun hame is

tavastia, a historical province and area in finland.




  • To be painful.
  • Does your leg still hurt ? / It is starting to feel better.
  • To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.
  • If anybody hurts my little brother I will get upset.
  • To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
  • To undermine, impede, or damage.
  • This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.


    * wound, injure

    Derived terms

    * wouldn't hurt a fly

    See also

    * (l)


    (en adjective)
  • Wounded, physically injured.
  • Pained.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience)
  • * How to overcome old hurts of the past
  • (archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.
  • * 1605 , Shakespeare, King Lear vii
  • I have received a hurt .
  • * John Locke
  • The pains of sickness and hurts all men feel.
  • (archaic) injury; damage; detriment; harm
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou dost me yet but little hurt .
  • (heraldiccharge) A roundel azure (blue circular spot).
  • (engineering) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
  • A husk.
  • References



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) hame, home, from (etyl) hama, . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A covering, skin, membrane.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • Part of the harness that fits round the neck of a draught horse that the reins pass through.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) ham, from (etyl) . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • Etymology 4

    From earlier haum, haume.


    (en noun)
  • Anagrams

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