beaten

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adjective beat·en \ˈbē-tən\

Definition of beaten

  1. 1 :  hammered into a desired shape <beaten gold>

  2. 2 :  much trodden and worn smooth; also :  familiar <a beaten path>

  3. 3 :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

Examples of beaten in a sentence

  1. <felt beaten after three months of 90-hour workweeks>

13th Century

First Known Use of beaten

13th century



BEATEN Defined for English Language Learners

beaten

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adjective beat·en \ˈbē-tən\

Definition of beaten for English Language Learners

  • : formed into a desired shape by being hit with a hammer

  • of a path, trail, etc. : made smooth : walked on by many people

  • : having lost all hope or spirit


BEATEN Defined for Kids

beaten

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adjective beat·en \ˈbē-tən\

Definition of beaten for Students

  1. 1 :  worn smooth by passing feet <a beaten path>

  2. 2 :  having lost all hope or spirit <Unable to find a job, she felt beaten.>



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