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Meaning of WORM-EATEN

Pronunciation:  'wurm `eetn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  eaten (or as if eaten) by worms
 

WORM-EATEN is a 10 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: vermiculate, wormy, worn
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Worm"-eat`en\, a.
1. Eaten, or eaten into, by a worm or by worms; as,
   worm-eaten timber.

         Concave as a covered goblet, or a worm-eaten nut.
                                               --Shak.

2. Worn-out; old; worthless. [R.] --Sir W. Raleigh. --
   {Worm"-eat`en*ness}, n. [R.] --Dr. John Smith.

 

 

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