What does torn mean?

Definitions for torn
tɔrn, toʊrntorn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn(adj)

    having edges that are jagged from injury

  2. torn(adj)

    disrupted by the pull of contrary forces

    "torn between love and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by religious dissensions"


  1. torn(Verb)

    (rip, rend, speed).

  2. Origin: From . Cognate with Old Saxon torn (Dutch toorn), Old High German zorn (German Zorn).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torn

    of Tear

  2. Torn

    p. p. of Tear


  1. Torn

    "Torn" is a song, originally by alternative rock band Ednaswap from their debut album Ednaswap. It was their second single from that album, after "Glow". "Torn" was written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Phil Thornalley during a demo session in 1993 before Ednaswap was formed. The lyrics were written by Preven. Thornalley and Cutler produced the session. Covered several times, the most widely known version of the song was recorded by Australian pop singer, Natalie Imbruglia, in 1997. Imbruglia's version peaked at number one on singles charts in Belgium, Denmark, Canada, Spain and Sweden; and on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 component charts. It reached number two on Imbruglia's home country's ARIA Singles Chart as well as in Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Torn

    tōrn, pa.p. of tear: (B.) stolen.—adj. Torn′-down, rebellious, ungovernable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of torn in a Sentence

  1. Alejandra Juarez:

    My heart is torn apart.

  2. Ryan Gosling:

    Houses are burning and things are being torn down.

  3. Kim Forrest:

    We're torn between fear and greed and it all happens on the same day.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    A torn jacket is soon mended but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

  5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

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