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ˈtæt ərdtat·tered

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tattered, tatterdemalion(adj)

    worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing

    "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince"

  2. shattered, tattered(adj)

    ruined or disrupted

    "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past"

Wiktionary

  1. tattered(Adjective)

    rent in tatters, torn, hanging in rags; ragged

    Etymology: From tatered, tatird, from . Originally it was derived from the noun, but later it was treated as a past participle implying a verb. Compare tatter.

  2. tattered(Adjective)

    dressed in tatters or rags; ragged

    Etymology: From tatered, tatird, from . Originally it was derived from the noun, but later it was treated as a past participle implying a verb. Compare tatter.

  3. tattered(Adjective)

    dilapidated; showing gaps or breaks; jagged; broken

    Etymology: From tatered, tatird, from . Originally it was derived from the noun, but later it was treated as a past participle implying a verb. Compare tatter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tattered

    of Tatter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tattered in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tattered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tattered in a Sentence

  1. Danish proverb:

    Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    And, then, the old man preached about the daily indignities of the old south— insulting stereotypes and caricatures that portrayed us as buffoons, butlers, and beasts; lies about our morality and worth, some told by preachers who said we had no souls, that we wore the Curse of Ham; backbreaking toil, often forced by law, the fruit of our labor on another man’s plate; poverty that warped, crippled, and everywhere premature death; our voices silenced by poll taxes and literacy tests; schooling in raggedy shacks with tattered books because education would spoil us for work in the fields; cuffed, chained, and caged, for crimes both real and imagined; our soldiers killed in their uniforms, their medals stripped; our businesses, churches, schools, and homes burned to the ground when we progressed too much; our women and children raped; everywhere the barbarism of color discrimination followed us, enveloped us, and when all else failed, there were sadistic cowards with ropes and pyres to kill us, kill our bodies, to try and end us. But, we did not end.

  3. Gloria DeHaven:

    Chaplin needed two kids to play Paulette Goddard's ragamuffin sisters, all we had to do was wear tattered clothes, eat bananas and do big takes. I thought, 'If this is show business, count me in.'.

  4. William Butler Yeats:

    An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick.

  5. Michelle Manhart:

    It was tattered and torn, covered with mud and dirt, i told the demonstrators that it needed to be properly disposed of.

Images & Illustrations of tattered

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