haggard vs worn what difference

what is difference between haggard and worn

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhæɡ.əd/
  • (US) enPR: hăg-ərd’ IPA(key): /ˈhæɡ.ɚd/
  • Rhymes: -æɡə(ɹ)d

Etymology 1

From Middle French haggard, from Old French faulcon hagard (wild falcon) ( > French hagard (dazed)), from Middle High German hag (coppice) ( > archaic German Hag (hedge, grove)). Akin to Frankish *hagia ( > French haie (hedge))

Adjective

haggard (comparative more haggard, superlative most haggard)

  1. Looking exhausted, worried, or poor in condition
    • 1685, John Dryden, The Despairing Lover
      Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look.
  2. (of an animal) Wild or untamed
Derived terms
  • haggardly
  • haggardness
Translations

Noun

haggard (plural haggards)

  1. (falconry) A hunting bird captured as an adult.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3 Scene 1
      No, truly, Ursula, she is too disdainful;
      I know her spirits are as coy and wild
      As haggards of the rock.
    • 1856, John Henry Walsh, Manual of British Rural Sports
      HAGGARDS may be trapped in this country but with the square-net, or the bow-net, but in either case great difficulty is experienced
  2. (falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
  3. (obsolete) A fierce, intractable creature.
  4. (obsolete) A hag.
    • 1699, Samuel Garth, The Dispensary
      In a dark Grott the baleful Haggard lay,
      Breathing black Vengeance, and infecting Day

Etymology 2

Old Norse heygarðr (hay-yard)

Noun

haggard (plural haggards)

  1. (dialect, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland) A stackyard, an enclosure on a farm for stacking grain, hay, etc.
    He tuk a slew [swerve] round the haggard [1]

References



English

Etymology

By analogy to past participles like torn from tear and sworn from swear.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /wɔɹn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɔːn/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /wo(ː)ɹn/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /woən/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)n
  • Homophone: warn (accents with the horse-hoarse merger)

Adjective

worn (comparative more worn, superlative most worn)

  1. damaged and shabby as a result of much use

Translations

Verb

worn

  1. past participle of wear

Derived terms

  • forworn
  • outworn
  • worn out

Anagrams

  • Norw., rown

Middle English

Verb

worn

  1. Alternative form of weren

Old English

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /worn/, [worˠn]

Noun

worn m

  1. great many, multitude
  2. crowd, swarm, band, flock

References

  • Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), “worn”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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