tattered

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tatter \Tat"ter\, verb (used with an object) [p. p. {Tattered}.] To rend or tear into rags; -- used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective.

Where waved the tattered ensigns of Ragfair. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tattered

adjective

1: worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince" [syn: {tattered}, {tatterdemalion}]

2: ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past" [syn: {shattered}, {tattered}]


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