English edit

Etymology edit

beat +‎ -en

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːtən/, [ˈbiːtn̩], [ˈbiːʔn̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːtən

Adjective edit

beaten (comparative more beaten, superlative most beaten)

  1. Defeated.
  2. Repeatedly struck, or formed or flattened by blows.
    a beaten path; beaten gold; the beaten victims of the attack
  3. (cooking, of a liquid) Mixed by paddling with a wooden spoon or other implement.
  4. (dated) Trite; hackneyed.

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Verb edit


  1. past participle of beat

Middle English edit

Verb edit


  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of beten (to beat)