3. Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.
Thou dost me yet but little hurt.Shak.
Syn. Wound; bruise; injury; harm; damage; loss; detriment; mischief; bane; disadvantage.
(Hurt"er) n. One who hurts or does harm.
I shall not be a hurter, if no helper.Beau. & Fl.
(Hurt"er), n. [F. heurtoir, lit., a striker. See Hurt, v. t.] A butting piece; a strengthening piece,
esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages
from injuring the parapet.
(Hurt"ful) a. Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as,
hurtful words or conduct.
Syn. Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental; disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious; unwholesome; destructive.
Hurt"ful*ly, adv. Hurt"ful*ness, n.
(Hur"tle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hurtled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurtling ] [OE. hurtlen, freq. of hurten.
See Hurt, v. t., and cf. Hurl.]
1. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
Together hurtled both their steeds.Fairfax.
2. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
Now hurtling round, advantage for to take.Spenser.
Down the hurtling cataract of the ages.R. L. Stevenson.
3. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or
confusion; to resound.
The noise of battle hurtled in the air.Shak.
The earthquake soundMrs. Browning.
Hurtling 'death the solid ground.
(Hur"tle) v. t.
1. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish. [Obs.]
His harmful club he gan to hurtle high.Spenser.
2. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
And he hurtleth with his horse adown.Chaucer.
(Hur"tle*ber`ry) n. [Cf. Huckleberry, Whortleberry.] See Whortleberry.
(Hurt"less) a. Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.
Gentle dame so hurtless and so true.Spenser.
Hurt"less*ly, adv. Hurt"less*ness, n.