Definition of wrought in English:

wrought

verb

  • archaic past and past participle of work

adjective

  • (of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering.

    • ‘The family later moved to Wheldrake, where they bought The Forge and specialised in wrought ironwork.’
    • ‘The hero rubbed his fine, blessed necklace and frowned in thought, fingering the keenly wrought gold.’
    • ‘The pure gold was wrought to form fragile golden leaves and dainty roses on a vine.’
    • ‘She slipped her fingers in and drew out a finely wrought red-gold chain made up of many thin links joined together in a twisted rope.’
    • ‘However in the course of time, gold has become the preferred metal for use in hand wrought jewellery.’
    • ‘The lane was guarded by two enormous iron wrought gates, which currently lay open.’
    • ‘Around his neck hung a silver pendant wrought elegantly into the shape of a dragon.’
    • ‘My wrought iron bed came with a white muslin mosquito net, which made me feel a lot like a princess.’
    • ‘It is finely wrought and brilliantly realised, but devoid of charming idiosyncrasy.’
    • ‘Until the industrial revolution, the most widespread use of iron was in its wrought form.’
    • ‘Mae-Lynn crossed to the wrought torches to breathe softly on them and put them out.’

Usage

See wreak

Origin

Middle English: archaic past and past participle of work.

Pronunciation

wrought

/rɔt//rôt/