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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrn, wohrn]
    • /wɔrn, woʊrn/
    • /wɔːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrn, wohrn]
    • /wɔrn, woʊrn/

Definitions of worn word

  • verb worn past participle of wear. 1
  • adjective worn diminished in value or usefulness through wear, use, handling, etc.: worn clothing; worn tires. 1
  • adjective worn wearied; exhausted. 1
  • verb with object worn to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise. 1
  • verb with object worn to have or use on the person habitually: to wear a wig. 1
  • verb with object worn to bear or have in one's aspect or appearance: to wear a smile; to wear an air of triumph. 1

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Origin of worn

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (v.) Middle English weren to have (clothes) on the body, waste, damage, suffer waste or damage, Old English werian; cognate with Old Norse verja, Gothic wasjan to clothe; (noun) late Middle English were act of carrying on the body, derivative of the v.; akin to Latin vestis clothing (see vest)

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Parts of speech for Worn


worn popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for worn

adjective worn

  • damaged — injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness: The storm did considerable damage to the crops.
  • shabby — impaired by wear, use, etc.; worn: shabby clothes.
  • tatty — cheap or tawdry; vulgar: a tatty production of a Shakespearean play.
  • dog-eared — having dog-ears: a dog-eared book.
  • dilapidated — reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.

Antonyms for worn

adjective worn

  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • new — other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.
  • activated — to make active; cause to function or act.
  • current — A current is a steady and continuous flowing movement of some of the water in a river, lake, or sea.
  • energetic — Showing or involving great activity or vitality.

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