Definition of

Beaten

  1. (adj, all) much trodden and worn smooth or bare
  2. (adj, ppl) formed or made thin by hammering

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Beaten

  1. "hammered" (of metal, etc.), c.1300, from pp. of beat (v.). Meaning "defeated" is from 1560s; that of "repeatedly struck" is from 1590s. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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