Hypertext Webster Gateway: "wrong"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wrong \Wrong\, obs.
imp. of {Wring}. Wrung. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wrong \Wrong\ (?; 115), a. [OE. wrong, wrang, a. & n., AS.
wrang, n.; originally, awry, wrung, fr. wringan to wring;
akin to D. wrang bitter, Dan. vrang wrong, Sw. vr[*a]ng,
Icel. rangr awry, wrong. See {Wring}.]
1. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Lev. xxi.

2. Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine
or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not
morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just
or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice;
wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.

3. Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate
for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable;
improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end
uppermost; to take the wrong way.

I have deceived you both; I have directed you to
wrong places. --Shak.

4. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent;
not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.

5. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side
of a garment or of a piece of cloth.

Syn: Injurious; unjust; faulty; detrimental; incorrect;
erroneous; unfit; unsuitable.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wrong \Wrong\, adv.
In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill;
erroneously; wrongly.

Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss. --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wrong \Wrong\, n. [AS. wrang. See {Wrong}, a.]
That which is not right. Specifically:
(a) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine
or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral

When I had wrong and she the right. --Chaucer.

One spake much of right and wrong. --Milton.
(b) Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of
falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
(c) Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act
that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts
injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from;
another; a trespass; a violation of right.

Friend, I do thee no wrong. --Matt. xx.

As the king of England can do no wrong, so neither
can he do right but in his courts and by his
courts. --Milton.

The obligation to redress a wrong is at least as
binding as that of paying a debt. --E. Evereth.

Note: Wrongs, legally, are private or public. Private wrongs
are civil injuries, immediately affecting individuals;
public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanors which affect
the community. --Blackstone.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wrong \Wrong\ (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wronged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Wronging}.]
1. To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to
withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm
to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.

He that sinneth . . . wrongeth his own soul. --Prov.
viii. 36.

2. To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable
of a base act, you wrong me.

I rather choose To wrong the dead, to wrong myself
and you, Than I will wrong such honorable men.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)


{Private nuisance} or {wrong}. See {Nuisance}.

{Private soldier}. See {Private}, n., 5.

{Private way}, a right of private passage over another man's

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an
incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is
wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed
the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road";
"based on the wrong assumptions" [syn: {incorrect}]
[ant: {correct}, {correct}]
2: contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for
the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is
wrong"; "it is wrong to lie" [ant: {right}]
3: not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable
attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things" [syn:
{unsuitable}, {improper}]
4: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone
completely haywire"; "the telephone is out of order";
"what's the matter with your vacuum cleaner?"; "something
is wrong with the engine" [syn: {amiss(p)}, {awry(p)}, {haywire},
{out of order(p)}, {the matter(p)}, {wrong(p)}]
5: not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement
was simply untrue"; "the facts as reported were wrong"
[syn: {untrue}]
6: based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to
think that way" [ant: {right}]
7: not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the
wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"
8: not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or
taste; undesirable; "incorrect behavior"; "she was seen in
all the wrong places"; "He thought it was wrong for her to
go out to work" [syn: {inappropriate}, {incorrect}]
9: used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face
inward; "socks worn wrong side out"
10: badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my
intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was
the wrong moment for a joke" [syn: {ill-timed(a)}, {ill
timed(p)}, {unseasonable}, {untimely}]
n 1: that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law;
"he feels that you are in the wrong" [syn: {wrongfulness}]
[ant: {right}, {right}]
2: a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a
legal right [syn: {legal injury}, {damage}]
adv : in an incorrect manner; "she guessed wrong" [syn: {incorrectly},
{wrongly}] [ant: {correctly}, {correctly}]
v : treat unjustly; do wrong to [ant: {right}]

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