What does the word bruise mean?

Usage examples for bruise

  1. They laughed it off, with the rest, but after a while the girl began to cry; she had received a painful bruise. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. You look pale, and there is a bruise on your forehead." – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  3. She let herself be undressed; she was not even moved to much self- pity when the lady discovered the cruel bruise on her delicate knee, and kissed it, and dressed it with a healing salve. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman