Search Result for "battered":
1. damaged by blows or hard usage;
- Example: "a battered old car"
- Example: "the beaten-up old Ford"
[syn: battered, beat-up, beaten-up]
2. damaged especially by hard usage;
- Example: "his battered old hat"
3. exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury;
- Example: "a battered child"
- Example: "the battered woman syndrome"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Batter \Bat"ter\ (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battered (b[a^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battering.] [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. Abate, Bate to abate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart. [1913 Webster] 2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. "Each battered jade." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
battered \battered\ adj. 1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station wagon. Syn: beat-up, beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with heavy blows; as, a battered old car; antomyn of unbattered. [Narrower terms: buffeted; storm-tossed, tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tempest-swept] [WordNet 1.5] 3. Damaged especially by hard usage. his battered old hat [WordNet 1.5] 4. beaten repeatedly; -- of people; as, a battered child; the battered woman syndrome; a battered wife. Syn: beaten. [WordNet 1.5]