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Wordnet 3.0


1. formed or made thin by hammering;
- Example: "beaten gold"

2. much trodden and worn smooth or bare;
- Example: "did not stray from the beaten path"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beat \Beat\ (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. Beat; p. p. Beat, Beaten; p. pr. & vb. n. Beating.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be['a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st Butt, Button.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt beat some of it [spices] very small. --Ex. xxx. 36. [1913 Webster] They did beat the gold into thin plates. --Ex. xxxix. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To punish by blows; to thrash. [1913 Webster] 3. To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game. [1913 Webster] To beat the woods, and rouse the bounding prey. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 4. To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind. [1913 Webster] A frozen continent . . . beat with perpetual storms. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To tread, as a path. [1913 Webster] Pass awful gulfs, and beat my painful way. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster] 6. To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish, defeat, or conquer; to surpass or be superior to. [1913 Webster] He beat them in a bloody battle. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] For loveliness, it would be hard to beat that. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 7. To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 8. To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble. [1913 Webster] Why should any one . . . beat his head about the Latin grammar who does not intend to be a critic? --Locke. [1913 Webster] 9. (Mil.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc. [1913 Webster] 10. to baffle or stump; to defy the comprehension of (a person); as, it beats me why he would do that. [1913 Webster] 11. to evade, avoid, or escape (blame, taxes, punishment); as, to beat the rap (be acquitted); to beat the sales tax by buying out of state. [1913 Webster] To beat down, to haggle with (any one) to secure a lower price; to force down. [Colloq.] To beat into, to teach or instill, by repetition. To beat off, to repel or drive back. To beat out, to extend by hammering. To beat out of a thing, to cause to relinquish it, or give it up. "Nor can anything beat their posterity out of it to this day." --South. To beat the dust. (Man.) (a) To take in too little ground with the fore legs, as a horse. (b) To perform curvets too precipitately or too low. To beat the hoof, to walk; to go on foot. To beat the wing, to flutter; to move with fluttering agitation. To beat time, to measure or regulate time in music by the motion of the hand or foot. To beat up, to attack suddenly; to alarm or disturb; as, to beat up an enemy's quarters. [1913 Webster] Syn: To strike; pound; bang; buffet; maul; drub; thump; baste; thwack; thrash; pommel; cudgel; belabor; conquer; defeat; vanquish; overcome. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 out. [1913 Webster] 4. Become common or trite; as, a beaten phrase. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 5. Tried; practiced. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beaten adj 1: formed or made thin by hammering; "beaten gold" 2: much trodden and worn smooth or bare; "did not stray from the beaten path"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "beaten": all in, all up with, automatic, beat, beat up, bested, blebby, blistered, blistering, blistery, bone-weary, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, bushed, carbonated, chiffon, confounded, constant, dead, dead-and-alive, dead-tired, deadbeat, defeated, discomfited, dog-tired, dog-weary, done, done for, done in, done up, down, drained, ebullient, effervescent, exhausted, fagged out, fallen, fixed, fizzy, floored, frequent, gone, habitual, hackneyed, hors de combat, knocked out, lambasted, lathered, licked, on the skids, outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed, panicked, persistent, played out, pooped, pooped out, prostrate, puffed, put to rout, ready to drop, recurrent, recurring, regular, repetitive, routed, routine, ruined, scattered, settled, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, souffle, souffleed, sparkling, spent, spumescent, stampeded, stereotyped, tired out, tired to death, trimmed, trite, trounced, tuckered out, undone, upset, used up, vesicant, vesicated, vesicatory, vesicular, washed-up, weary unto death, well-trodden, well-worn, whacked, whelmed, whipped, wiped out, worn-out, worsted