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Adjective: worn  worn
  1. Affected by wear; damaged by long use
    "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
     
  2. Showing the wearing effects of overwork, care or suffering
    "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face";
    - careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled
Verb: wear (wore,worn)  wehr
  1. Be dressed in
    "She was wearing yellow that day";
    - have on
     
  2. Have on one's person
    "He wore a red ribbon";
    - bear
     
  3. Show an expression of one's attitude or personality
    "He always wears a smile"
     
  4. Deteriorate through use or stress
    "The constant friction wore out the cloth";
    - wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin
     
  5. Have or show an appearance of
    "wear one's hair in a certain way"
     
  6. Last and be usable
    "This dress wore well for almost ten years";
    - hold out, endure
     
  7. Go to pieces
    "The gears wore out";
    - break, wear out, bust, fall apart
     
  8. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    "We wore ourselves out on this hike";
    - tire, wear upon, tire out, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out [Brit], fag, fatigue, knacker [Brit]
     
  9. Put clothing on one's body
    "What should I wear today?";
    - put on, get into, don, assume

Sounds like: weir, we're

See also: aged, attrited, battered, clapped out [Brit], creaky, daggy [Austral, NZ], decrepit, derelict, dog-eared, eared, eroded, flea-bitten, frayed, grotty [Brit], mangey, mangy, moth-eaten, mothy, old, played out, raddled, ragged, raggedy [N. Amer], ratty, run-down, scoured, scruffy, seedy, shabby, shop-soiled [Brit], shopworn [N. Amer], tatterdemalion, tattered, tatty, threadbare, thumbed, tired, vermiculate, waterworn, wear away, weather-beaten, weathered, weatherworn, well-worn, woebegone, worm-eaten, wormy, worn-out

Type of: crumble, decay, deteriorate, dilapidate, dress, endure, feature, get dressed, have, indispose, last

Antonym: new

Encyclopedia: Worn

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