from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Formed or made thin by hammering: beaten gold.
- adj. Worn by continuous use; familiar and much traveled: a village located well off the beaten path.
- adj. Totally worn-out; exhausted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. defeated
- adj. repeatedly struck
- adj. mixed by paddling with a wooden spoon or other implement
- v. Past participle of beat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by use.
- adj. Vanquished; defeated; conquered; baffled.
- adj. Exhausted; tired out.
- adj. Become common or trite.
- adj. Tried; practiced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wrought upon by beating; formed or affected in any way by blows or percussion: as, beaten work (which see, below).
- Specifically Worn by beating or treading; much trodden; hence, common from frequent use or repetition; trite: as, to follow the beaten course of reasoning.
- Conquered; vanquished.
- Exhausted; worn out.
- Baffled, as by the difficulty of a task, intellectual or physical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. formed or made thin by hammering
- adj. much trodden and worn smooth or bare
beat + -en (Wiktionary)