What does beaten mean?

beaten meaning in General Dictionary

Made smooth by beating or treading worn by use

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  • created or made slim by hammering
  • much trodden and used smooth or bare
  • of overcome
  • Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by usage.
  • Vanquished; conquered; baffled.
  • fatigued; tired away.
  • get typical or trite; as, a beaten phrase.
  • used; practiced.

beaten meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"hammered" (of steel, etc.), c.1300, from past participle of beat (v.), which alternates with beat with some distinctions of good sense. Meaning "defeated" is from 1560s; that of "repeatedly hit" is from 1590s.


beaten meaning in General Dictionary

of Beat

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  • (a.) Made smooth by beating or treading; donned by use.
  • (a.) Vanquished; conquered; baffled.
  • (a.) fatigued; exhausted out.
  • (a.) Become common or trite; since, a beaten expression.
  • (a.) Tried; practiced.

Sentence Examples with the word beaten

Dean turned away and like a beaten boxer long after the bell had sounded, slowly returned to his room.

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