(Hur"ry), n. The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.
Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the mind, and puts into a violent hurry of thought.Addison.
Syn. Haste; speed; dispatch. See Haste.
(Hur"ry*ing*ly), adv. In a hurrying manner.
(Hur"ry-skur`ry) adv. [An imitative word; cf. Sw. skorra to rattle, snarl, E. scurry.] Confusedly; in
a bustle. [Obs.] Gray.
(Hurst) n. [OE. hurst, AS. hyrst; akin to OHG. hurst, horst, wood, thicket, G. horst the nest of a
bird of prey, an eyerie, thicket.] A wood or grove; a word used in the composition of many names, as
(Hurt), n. (Mach.) (a) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions. (b) A husk. See
(Hurt) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurting.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob.
fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter; cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd
a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; cf. D.
horten to push, strike, MHG. hurten, both prob. fr. Old French.]
1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
The hurt lion groans within his den.Dryden.
2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt.Milton.
3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
"I am angry and hurt." Thackeray.
1. A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.
The pains of sickness and hurts . . . all men feel.Locke.
2. An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.
But the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels.Tennyson.