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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Worn'

Worn Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    worn See wear
Worn Meaning and Definition 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
  4. be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day" [syn: have on}]
  5. have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" [syn: bear]
  6. have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"
  7. deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth" [syn: wear off, wear out, wear thin}]
  8. have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"
  9. last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years" [syn: hold out, endure]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
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    Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Worn'

    In materials science, wear is the erosion of material from a solid surface by the action of another surface. It is related to surface interactions and more specifically the removal of material from a surface as a result of mechanical action.

    The definition of wear does not include loss of dimension from plastic deformation, although wear has occurred despite no material removal, because it may lack the action of another surface. This definition also fails to include impact wear, where there is no sliding motion, cavitation, where the counterbody is a fluid, and corrosion, where the damage is due to chemical rather than mechanical action.

    Wear can also be defined as a process in which interaction of the surfaces or bounding faces of a solid with its working environment results in dimensional loss of the solid, with or without loss of material. Aspects of the working environment which affect wear include loads (such as unidirectional sliding, reciprocating, rolling, and impact loads), speed, temperature, type of counterbody (solid, liquid, or gas), and type of contact (single phase or multiphase, in which the phases involved can be liquid plus solid particles plus gas bubbles).

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    'Worn' in famous quotation sentence

    * This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

    * The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain

    * The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain

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    Worn Sample Sentences in News

    • U.S. Border Patrol to test body-worn cameras
      The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Worn'
    • Worn-Out Roads Cost California Drivers $44 Billion a Year
      California’s worn-out, congested roads and bridges are costing drivers $44 billion a year, a report released today shows. Read more on this news related to 'Worn'
    • 'Worn down' Furyk stays consistent during busy run
      By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Playing consistently good tournament golf has allowed "worn down" Jim Furyk to cut back on his practice time in a bid to conserve mental energy during the most hectic stretch of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season. In Thursday's opening round of the Tour Championship finale at East Lake Golf Club, Furyk will tee off Read more on this news related to 'Worn'

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