Definitions for worn
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word worn.
affected by wear; damaged by long use
"worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, wornadjective
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
"looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Wornpart. pass. of wear.
His is a maiden shield,
Guiltless of fight: mine batter’d, hew’d and bor’d,
Worn out of service, must forsake his lord. Dryden.
What I now offer, is the wretched remainder of a sickly age, worn out with study, and oppress’d by fortune. Dryden.
The greatest part of mankind are given up to labour, whose lives are worn out only in the provisions for living. John Locke.
Your cold hypocrisy’s a stale device,
A worn-out trick; would’st thou be thought in earnest,
Cloath thy feign’d zeal in rage, in fire, in fury. Addison.
Wear is the damaging, gradual removal or deformation of material at solid surfaces. Causes of wear can be mechanical (e.g., erosion) or chemical (e.g., corrosion). The study of wear and related processes is referred to as tribology. Wear in machine elements, together with other processes such as fatigue and creep, causes functional surfaces to degrade, eventually leading to material failure or loss of functionality. Thus, wear has large economic relevance as first outlined in the Jost Report. Abrasive wear alone has been estimated to cost 1-4% of the gross national product of industrialized nations.Wear of metals occurs by plastic displacement of surface and near-surface material and by detachment of particles that form wear debris. The particle size may vary from millimeters to nanometers. This process may occur by contact with other metals, nonmetallic solids, flowing liquids, solid particles or liquid droplets entrained in flowing gasses.The wear rate is affected by factors such as type of loading (e.g., impact, static, dynamic), type of motion (e.g., sliding, rolling), temperature, and lubrication, in particular by the process of deposition and wearing out of the boundary lubrication layer. Depending on the tribosystem, different wear types and wear mechanisms can be observed.
Worn generally refers to something that has been used or experienced over a period of time, resulting in a state of deterioration or loss of its original condition. This could relate to physical items like clothing, equipment, or structures showing signs of wear and tear. Worn can also describe someone who is exhausted, tired or showing signs of stress or overwork.
p. p. of Wear
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wōrn, pa.p. of wear.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Worn is ranked #107669 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Worn surname appeared 165 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Worn.
94.5% or 156 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'worn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4097
The numerical value of worn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of worn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I was just worn out, just worn out.
This is the true joy in life: Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap. Being a force of Nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
In those days, there was a belief that illustration showed how the clothes should be worn better than photography, the magazines were split evenly between photographs and illustration. It was the golden age of fashion illustration.
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.
He'd been president, and he was asked to run for Congress specifically to fight against slavery. And he was all worn out, as most presidents are, but he was so moved by slavery he came back, and for over twenty years, he stood over here, and every single day he stood up with his petition to stop slavery. And every day he was booed down and hated, hated, hated by his fellow Congressmen. Until finally at the very end of his life, he stood up again with his petition, and collapsed.
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