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Definition of "worn" []

  • Past participle of wear. (verb)
  • Affected by wear or use. (adjective)
  • Impaired or damaged by wear or use: the worn pockets on a jacket. (adjective)
  • Showing the wearing effects of overwork, care, worry, or suffering. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "worn" in a sentence
  • "I mind one super-tunic she gave me, but half worn, "-- this was said impressively, for a garment only _half worn_ was considered a fit gift from one peeress to another --" of blue damask, all set with silver buttons, and broidered with ladies 'heads along the border."
  • "II. iv.35 (184,7) [lost and worn] Though _lost and worn_ may means _lost and worn out_, yet _lost and won_ being, I think, better, these two words coming usually and naturally together, and the alteration being very slight, I would so read in this place with Sir Tho."
  • "SNOW (voice-over): Independence in a state that lives by the motto "Live free or die" is not a label worn lightly."