The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for battered
From 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
     [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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  battered \battered\ adj.
     1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station
     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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car";
             "the beaten-up old Ford" [syn: battered, beat-up,
      2: damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat"
      3: exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and
         emotional injury; "a battered child"; "the battered woman

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229