Hypertext Webster Gateway: "worn"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Warn \Warn\ (w[add]rn), v. t. [OE. wernen, AS. weornan, wyrnan.
Cf. {Warn} to admonish.]
To refuse. [Written also {wern}, {worn}.] [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wear \Wear\, v. t. [imp. {Wore}; p. p. {Worn}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the
imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian
to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin to OHG. werien,
weren, to clothe, Goth. wasjan, L. vestis clothing, vestire
to clothe, Gr. ?, Skr. vas. Cf. {Vest}.]
1. To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon one's self,
as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage,
etc.; to have appendant to one's body; to have on; as, to
wear a coat; to wear a shackle.

What compass will you wear your farthingale? --Shak.

On her white breast a sparkling cross s?? wore,
Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore. --Pope.

2. To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or
manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
``He wears the rose of youth upon him.'' --Shak.

His innocent gestures wear A meaning half divine.

3. To use up by carrying or having upon one's self; hence, to
consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to wear clothes

4. To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition,
scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually;
to cause to lower or disappear; to spend.

That wicked wight his days doth wear. --Spenser.

The waters wear the stones. --Job xiv. 19.

5. To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a
channel; to wear a hole.

6. To form or shape by, or as by, attrition.

Trials wear us into a liking of what, possibly, in
the first essay, displeased us. --Locke.

{To wear away}, to consume; to impair, diminish, or destroy,
by gradual attrition or decay.

{To wear off}, to diminish or remove by attrition or slow
decay; as, to wear off the nap of cloth.

{To wear on or upon}, to wear. [Obs.] ``[I] weared upon my
gay scarlet gites [gowns.]'' --Chaucer.

{To wear out}.
(a) To consume, or render useless, by attrition or decay;
as, to wear out a coat or a book.
(b) To consume tediously. ``To wear out miserable days.''
(c) To harass; to tire. ``[He] shall wear out the saints
of the Most High.'' --Dan vii. 25.
(d) To waste the strength of; as, an old man worn out in
military service.

{To wear the breeches}. See under {Breeches}. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Worn \Worn\,
p. p. of {Wear}.

{Worn land}, land that has become exhausted by tillage, or
which for any reason has lost its fertility.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the
screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the
jacket" [ant: {unworn}]
2: 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 [syn: {careworn}, {drawn}, {haggard}, {raddled}]

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