The word "worn" is an adjective that describes something that gets a lot of use. From regular usage, the thing (or person) clearly shows that it looks old and might need to be replaced. Things that are worn include clothes, shoes, cars, floors, cell phones–anything that a person touches or works with regularly.
These glasses are all worn out!
The preposition "out" is often used with "worn."
It’s worth noticing that the word "worn" is the past participle of the verb "wear." Past participles often serve double duty as adjectives (but not all of them!)
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This page was first published on April 20, 2012. It was updated on March 5, 2015.