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Bruise vs. Hickey

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Main Difference

The main difference between Bruise and Hickey is that the Bruise is a type of hematoma and Hickey is a bruise-like mark caused by the kissing or sucking of the skin.

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Wikipedia
  • Bruise (verb)

    To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.

  • Bruise (verb)

    To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.

  • Bruise (verb)

    Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

    "Bananas bruise easily."

  • Bruise (verb)

    To become bruised.

    "I bruise easily."

  • Bruise (verb)

    To fight with the fists; to box.

  • Bruise (noun)

    A capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.

  • Bruise (noun)

    A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.

  • Hickey (noun)

    A bruise-like mark made during petting by pressing the mouth to the skin on one’s partner’s body and sucking. from 1934

    "love bite|lovebite|knot"

  • Hickey (noun)

    An object whose name is unknown or cannot be recalled. from 1909

  • Hickey (noun)

    A printing defect caused by foreign matter on the printing surface resulting in a ring where the ink is missing, appearing as a spot of ink surrounded by a halo.

  • Hickey (noun)

    Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury. from 1915

  • Hickey (noun)

    A tool for making smooth, semicircular bends in conduit and pipe.

    "conduit bender"

  • Hickey (noun)

    An unintended negative outcome or loss in regards to a deal or action, often preceded by the words "taking a ..." or "took a ... ".

    "Farmer Jones took a hickey on his soybean crop when the flood washed the seeds away."

Wiktionary
  • Bruise (noun)

    an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels

    "his body was a mass of bruises after he had been attacked"

  • Bruise (noun)

    a mark indicating damage on a fruit, vegetable, or plant.

  • Bruise (verb)

    inflict a bruise on (someone or something)

    "a bruised knee"

  • Bruise (verb)

    be susceptible to bruising

    "potatoes bruise easily, so treat them with care"

  • Bruise (verb)

    hurt (someone's feelings)

    "she tried to bolster her bruised pride"

  • Bruise (verb)

    crush or pound (food)

    "the mix contains bruised oats"

  • Hickey (noun)

    a gadget.

  • Hickey (noun)

    a love bite or pimple.

  • Hickey (noun)

    a blemish in printing, especially an area in a solid that has not been inked.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Bruise

    To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.

  • Bruise

    To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.

  • Bruise (verb)

    To fight with the fists; to box.

  • Bruise (noun)

    An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.

  • Hickey (noun)

    A device used to adapt a lighting fixture for mounting in an outlet box, or on a pipe.

  • Hickey (noun)

    A red mark on the skin, caused by a passionate, sucking kiss at that location.

  • Hickey (noun)

    a doohickey.

Webster Dictionary
  • Bruise (noun)

    an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

  • Bruise (verb)

    injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of;

    "I bruised my knee"

  • Bruise (verb)

    hurt the feelings of;

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"

    "This remark really bruised me ego"

  • Bruise (verb)

    break up into small pieces for food preparation;

    "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

  • Bruise (verb)

    damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure;

    "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

  • Hickey (noun)

    a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne

  • Hickey (noun)

    a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover

  • Hickey (noun)

    something whose name is either forgotten or not known

Princeton's WordNet

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