from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Showing signs of much wear or use.
  • adj. Repeated too often; trite or hackneyed.
  • adj. Carried or worn in a becoming manner: well-worn fame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. showing signs of wear because of extensive use
  • adj. trite or hackneyed; repeated too often

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Much affected by wear or use: hence, familiar from frequent repetition; worn threadbare.
  • Properly or becomingly worn; suitably borne or maintained.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing signs of much wear or use
  • adj. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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