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darn 1

 (därn)
v. darned, darn·ing, darns
v.tr.
To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.
v.intr.
To repair a hole, as in a garment, by weaving thread or yarn across it.
n.
A hole repaired by weaving thread or yarn across it: a sock full of darns.

[French dialectal darner, perhaps from Norman French darne, piece, from Breton darn.]

darn 2

 (därn)
interj.
Used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance.
adv. & adj.
Damn.
tr.v. darned, darn·ing, darns
To damn.

[Alteration of damn.]

darn

(dɑːn)
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to mend (a hole or a garment) with a series of crossing or interwoven stitches
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a patch of darned work on a garment
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the process or act of darning
[C16: probably from French (Channel Islands dialect) darner; compare Welsh, Breton darn piece]
ˈdarner n
ˈdarning n

darn

(dɑːn)
interj, adj, adv, n
a euphemistic word for damn1, damn2, damn3, damn4, damn15

darn1

(dɑrn)

v.t.
1. to mend with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows.
n.
2. a darned place, as in a garment.
[1590–1600; perhaps to be identified with Middle English dernen to keep secret, conceal, Old English (Anglian) dernan]
darn′er, n.

darn2

(dɑrn)

adv.
1. damned.
v.t.
2. to curse; damn: Darn that pesky fly!
[1775–85; see darned]

darn


Past participle: darned
Gerund: darning

Imperative
darn
darn
Present
I darn
you darn
he/she/it darns
we darn
you darn
they darn
Preterite
I darned
you darned
he/she/it darned
we darned
you darned
they darned
Present Continuous
I am darning
you are darning
he/she/it is darning
we are darning
you are darning
they are darning
Present Perfect
I have darned
you have darned
he/she/it has darned
we have darned
you have darned
they have darned
Past Continuous
I was darning
you were darning
he/she/it was darning
we were darning
you were darning
they were darning
Past Perfect
I had darned
you had darned
he/she/it had darned
we had darned
you had darned
they had darned
Future
I will darn
you will darn
he/she/it will darn
we will darn
you will darn
they will darn
Future Perfect
I will have darned
you will have darned
he/she/it will have darned
we will have darned
you will have darned
they will have darned
Future Continuous
I will be darning
you will be darning
he/she/it will be darning
we will be darning
you will be darning
they will be darning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been darning
you have been darning
he/she/it has been darning
we have been darning
you have been darning
they have been darning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been darning
you will have been darning
he/she/it will have been darning
we will have been darning
you will have been darning
they will have been darning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been darning
you had been darning
he/she/it had been darning
we had been darning
you had been darning
they had been darning
Conditional
I would darn
you would darn
he/she/it would darn
we would darn
you would darn
they would darn
Past Conditional
I would have darned
you would have darned
he/she/it would have darned
we would have darned
you would have darned
they would have darned

Darn

A way of mending clothes, particularly socks. Instead of adding a patch, darning fills small holes or tears by using numerous interlacing stitches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.darn - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
2.darn - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)darn - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
Verb1.darn - repair by sewing; "darn socks"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

darn

verb
1. mend, repair, patch, stitch, sew up, cobble up His aunt darned his old socks.
noun
1. mend, patch, reinforcement, invisible repair blue woollen stockings with untidy darns

darn

adjective
So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy.
Translations

darn

1 [dɑːn]
A. N (Sew) → zurcido m, zurcidura f
B. VT [+ socks, cloth] → zurcir

darn

2 [dɑːn] (esp US)
A. EXCL darn (it)!¡caray!
B. ADJ = darned A
C. ADV = darned B

darn

[ˈdɑːrn] vt
[+ sock] → repriser
(US) (= damn) darn it! → zut!
I'll be darned! → que le diable m'emporte!

darn

1 (Sew)
vtstopfen

darn

2 (also darned) (inf)
adj cheek, nerveverdammt (inf); a darn sight better/worseein ganzes Ende besser/schlechter (inf)
advverdammt (inf), → verflixt (inf); he’d better make darn sureer sollte verdammt noch mal dafür sorgen (inf); pretty darn quickverdammt schnell (inf); you’re darn rightdu hast völlig recht; you know darned well what I meandu weißt verdammt genau, was ich meine (inf); we’ll do just as we darn well pleasewir machen genau das, was wir wollen; darn near impossibleso gut wie unmöglich
vt darn it!verflixt noch mal! (inf); darn him!zum Kuckuck mit ihm!
n I don’t give a darndas ist mir völlig schnurz (inf)

darn

1 [dɑːn]
1. vt (socks, clothes) → rammendare
2. nrammendo
References in classic literature ?
If you're all rakes, Miss Garth, the sexes are turned topsy-turvy with a vengeance; and the men will have nothing left for it but to stop at home and darn the stockings.
The caballeros say they do not want to have hidalgos setting up in opposition to them, particularly squire hidalgos who polish their own shoes and darn their black stockings with green silk.
Gawl darn ye: this shan’t he settled so easy; I’ll follow it up from the ‘common pleas’ to the ‘court of errors.
If ever anybody's always had his own way and done just as he darn pleased it's father.
Maguire to say, or not to say, just as he darn pleases.
Before long, therefore, the groups on the mattresses and the groups on the chairs were all in communication with each other, and Mary Datchet, who had begun to darn stockings again, stooped down and remarked to Ralph:
Now, aunt," he went on, rubbing his hands and looking at Miss Noble, who was making tender little beaver-like noises, "There shall be sugar-candy always on the table for you to steal and give to the children, and you shall have a great many new stockings to make presents of, and you shall darn your own more than ever
And you could darn our clothes, and make pockets for us.
They plumb e't all the bacon and prunes and sugar and dog-food," Elijah reported, "and gosh darn my buttons, if they didn't gnaw open the sacks and scatter the flour and beans and rice from Dan to Beersheba.
I did up his frills to the day of his death; and the first money I ever earned was five dollars which he offered as a prize to whichever of his six girls would lay the handsomest darn in his silk stockings.
Darn it, I am still proud, so strangely is man compounded.
He used to suck my finger regular, the darn little cuss - that finger right there