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wear

noun (n)

  • impairment resulting from long use (noun.state)
    Example:
    The tires showed uneven wear.
    source: wordnet30
  • a covering designed to be worn on a person's body (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment (noun.act)
    Synonym: wearing
    Example:
    She bought it for everyday wear.
    source: wordnet30
  • Same as Weir. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The result of wearing or use; consumption, diminution, or impairment due to use, friction, or the like; as, the wear of this coat has been good. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be dressed in (verb.body)
    Synonym: have on
    Example:
    She was wearing yellow that day.
    source: wordnet30
  • have on one's person (verb.body)
    Synonym: bear
    source: wordnet30
  • have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality (verb.stative)
    Example:
    He always wears a smile.
    source: wordnet30
  • deteriorate through use or stress (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • have or show an appearance of (verb.body)
    Example:
    Wear one's hair in a certain way.
    source: wordnet30
  • last and be usable (verb.stative)
    Synonym: endure, hold out
    source: wordnet30
  • go to pieces (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • put clothing on one's body (verb.body)
    Synonym: assume, don, get into, put on
    Example:
    What should I wear today?.
    source: wordnet30
  • To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up, instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessel's bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther, her sails fill on the other side; to veer. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon one's self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage, etc.; to have appendant to one's body; to have on; as, to wear a coat; to wear a shackle. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; - - hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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