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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 worn
 (a.)磨損的,疲倦的(vbl.)wear的過去分詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Warn v. t.  To refuse.  [Written also wern, worn.] [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
 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 she 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.”
 His innocent gestures wear
 A meaning half divine.   --Keble.
 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 rapidly.
 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 To wear 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.” --Milton. (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)

 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) 2.0

 worn
      See wear

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wear
      n 1: impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven
           wear"
      2: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body [syn: clothing,
          article of clothing, vesture]
      3: the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment;
         "she bought it for everyday wear" [syn: wearing]
      v 1: be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day" [syn: have
           on]
      2: have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
         [syn: bear]
      3: have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude
         or personality; "He always wears a smile"
      4: deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction
         wore out the cloth" [syn: wear off, wear out, wear
         thin]
      5: have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain
         way"
      6: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten
         years" [syn: hold out, endure]
      7: go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears
         wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
         [syn: break, wear out, bust, fall apart]
      8: exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;
         "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire, wear
         upon, tire out, weary, jade, wear out, outwear,
          wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue] [ant: refresh]
      9: put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He
         put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess
         donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately
         robes"; "He got into his jeans" [syn: put on, get into,
          don, assume]
      [also: worn, wore]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 worn
      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]