- The definition of worn out is someone who is really tired, or it is something that has been used so much it is breaking, performing poorly or otherwise not able to be fully functional.
An example of worn out is old sneakers with flat treads.
worn-out definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- no longer effective, usable, or serviceable due to wear or overuse
- exhausted; tired out
worn-out definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Worn or used until no longer usable or effective.
- Thoroughly exhausted; spent.
worn-out - Phrases/Idioms
see wear out.