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  Definition of wear
  1. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear"
  2. a covering designed to be worn on a person''s body
  3. impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear"
  4. have or show an appearance of; "wear one''s hair in a certain way"
  5. have on one''s person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
  6. put clothing on one''s body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
  7. be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day"
  8. exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
  9. deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
  10. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
  11. last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
  12. have in one''s aspect; wear an expression of one''s attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"
Similar Words: wearing, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, bear, put on, get into, don, assume, have on, tire, wear upon, tire out, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue, wear off, wear thin, break, bust, fall apart, hold out, endure

 

See Also: wear away, wear off, whittle away, whittle down, chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off, crash, break up, break apart

 

Hyponyms: accessory, accoutrement, accouterment, apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothes, array, raiment, regalia, attire, garb, beachwear, black, blue, brace, suspender, gallus, change, civilian clothing, civilian dress, civilian garb, plain clothes, drag, footwear, garment, gray, grey, G-string, handwear, hand wear, headdress, headgear, knitwear, leisure wear, lounger, neckpiece, nightclothes, nightwear, outerwear, overclothes, protective garment, slip-on, slops, street clothes, togs, threads, duds, uniform, wardrobe, work-clothing, work-clothes, hat, try on, try, scarf, slip on, exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out, overtire, overweary, overfatigue, ablate, scuff, fray, frazzle

 

Grouped Verbs: break, bust

 

Entailments: dress, get dressed

 

Derivational Morphology: bear, put on, get into, don, assume, have on, vest, robe, vesture, dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel, break, wear out, bust, fall apart, wear off, wear thin, tire, wear upon, tire out, weary, jade, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue, clothing, article of clothing, wearing, wearer, weariness, tiredness, hack, nag, plug

 

Anagrams: ware

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 穿   Danish: have  
Dutch: dragen   Finnish: olla yllään  
French: porter   German: tragen  
Italian: indossare   Japanese: 着る  
Portuguese: trazer   Russian: носить  
Spanish: llevar   Swedish: bära  
 
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