adjective Date: 13th century 1. hammered into a desired shape <
beaten gold
2. much trodden and worn smooth; also familiar <
a beaten path
3. being in a state of exhaustion ; exhausted

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Beaten — Beat en (b[=e]t n; 95), a. 1. Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by use. A broad and beaten way. Milton. Beaten gold. Shak. off the beaten track. [1913 Webster] 2. Vanquished; defeated; conquered; baffled. [1913 Webster] 3. Exhausted; tired …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beaten — [bēt′ n] adj. [pp. of BEAT] 1. struck with repeated blows; whipped 2. shaped or made thin by hammering 3. flattened by treading; much traveled [a beaten path] 4. a) defeated …   English World dictionary

  • beaten — [adj1] defeated baffled, bested, circumvented, conquered, cowed, crushed, disappointed, discomfited, disheartened, frustrated, humbled, licked, mastered, overcome, overpowered, overthrown, overwhelmed, routed, ruined, subjugated, surmounted,… …   New thesaurus

  • beaten — beaten; un·beaten; …   English syllables

  • Beaten — (v. lat.), 1) Betschwestern: 2) in Spanien Frauenzimmer, welche die Kleidung irgend eines dritten Ordens trugen, od. wenigstens zu ihrer bürgerlichen Tracht ein besonderes Ordensmerkmal erhielten, die drei Regeln zu beobachten gelobten, übrigens… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Beāten — (lat. Beatae oder Oblatae, franz. Béates, Dévotes oder Sœurs converses, »bekehrte Schwestern«), Gemeinname der Tertiarierinnen verschiedener Mönchsorden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Beaten — Beaten, in Spanien Jungfrauen eines dritten Ordens (Tertianerinen) mit irgend einer Auszeichnung in der Kleidung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • beaten — index despondent, passable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beaten — beaten(englausgesprochen)intr tanzen.Schül1965ff …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • beaten — (adj.) hammered (of metal, etc.), c.1300, from pp. of BEAT (Cf. beat) (v.), which alternates with beat with some distinctions of sense. Meaning defeated is from 1560s; that of repeatedly struck is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • beaten — beat|en [ˈbi:tn] adj [only before noun] 1.) off the beaten track/path a place that is off the beaten track is not well known and is far away from the places that people usually visit 2.) a beaten path, track etc has been made by many people… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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