Definition of Wear

1. Noun. Impairment resulting from long use. "The tires showed uneven wear"

Generic synonyms: Deterioration, Impairment

2. Verb. Be dressed in. "She was wearing yellow that day"
Exact synonyms: Have On
Entails: Dress, Get Dressed
Derivative terms: Wearable, Wearer

3. Noun. A covering designed to be worn on a person's body.

4. Verb. Have on one's person. "Bear a scar"
Exact synonyms: Bear
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Wearable, Wearing

5. Noun. The act of having on your person as a covering or adornment. "She bought it for everyday wear"
Exact synonyms: Wearing
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity

6. Verb. Have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality. "He always wears a smile"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have

7. Verb. Deteriorate through use or stress. "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
Exact synonyms: Wear Down, Wear Off, Wear Out, Wear Thin
Generic synonyms: Deteriorate
Specialized synonyms: Ablate, Scuff

8. Verb. Have or show an appearance of. "Wear one's hair in a certain way"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have

9. Verb. Last and be usable. "The sheets didn't wear"; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
Exact synonyms: Endure, Hold Out
Generic synonyms: Endure, Last
Derivative terms: Wearable

10. Verb. Go to pieces. "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
Exact synonyms: Break, Bust, Fall Apart, Wear Out
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Specialized synonyms: Fray, Frazzle
Related verbs: Break, Bust
Also: Break Apart, Break Away, Break Off, Break Up, Wear Away, Wear Away, Wear Off
Derivative terms: Breakable

11. Verb. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress. "Sam wants to wear with Sue "; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
Exact synonyms: Fag, Fag Out, Fatigue, Jade, Outwear, Tire, Tire Out, Wear Down, Wear Out, Wear Upon, Weary
Generic synonyms: Indispose
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Exhaust, Tucker, Tucker Out, Wash Up, Overfatigue, Overtire, Overweary
Causes: Fatigue, Jade, Pall, Tire, Weary
Derivative terms: Fatigue, Jade
Antonyms: Refresh

12. Verb. Put clothing on one's body. "He got into his jeans"
Exact synonyms: Assume, Don, Get Into, Put On
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Specialized synonyms: Hat, Try, Try On, Scarf, Slip On
Derivative terms: Wearable

Definition of Wear

1. n. Same as Weir.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. 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.

5. n. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.

6. n. 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.

7. n. Same as Weir.

8. v. t. 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.

9. v. t. 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.

10. v. i. 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.

11. n. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.

12. n. 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.

Definition of Wear

1. Proper noun. A river in the county of Tyne and Wear in north east England. The city of Sunderland is found upon its banks. ¹

2. Verb. To carry or have equipped on or about one's body, as an item of clothing, equipment, decoration, etc. ¹

3. Verb. To have or carry on one's person habitually, consistently; or, to maintain in a particular fashion or manner. ¹

4. Verb. To bear or display in one's aspect or appearance. ¹

5. Verb. (colloquial with "it") To overcome one's reluctance and endure a (previously specified) situation. ¹

6. Verb. To eat away at, erode, diminish, or consume gradually; to cause a gradual deterioration in; to produce (some change) through attrition, exposure, or constant use. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To undergo gradual deterioration; become impaired; be reduced or consumed gradually due to any continued process, activity, or use. ¹

8. Verb. To exhaust, fatigue, expend, or weary. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To last or remain durable under hard use or over time; to retain usefulness, value, or desirable qualities under any continued strain or long period of time; sometimes said of a person, regarding the quality of being easy or difficult to tolerate. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive colloquial) (in the phrase "''wearing on (someone)''") To cause annoyance, irritation, fatigue, or weariness near the point of an exhaustion of patience. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive of time) To pass slowly, gradually or tediously. ¹

12. Verb. (nautical) To bring (a sailing vessel) onto the other tack by bringing the wind around the stern (as opposed to tacking when the wind is brought around the bow); to come round on another tack by turning away from the wind. ¹

13. Noun. (''in combination'') clothing (such as footwear) ¹

14. Noun. damage to the appearance and/or strength of an item caused by use over time ¹

15. Noun. fashion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wear

1. to have on one's person [v WORE, WORN, WEARING, WEARS]

Medical Definition of Wear

1. 1. A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like. 2. A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish. 3. A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, used in measuring the quantity of flowing water. Origin: OE. Wer, AS. Wer; akin to G. Wehr, AS. Werian to defend, protect, hinder, G. Wehren, Goth. Warjan; and perhaps to E. Wary; or cf. Skr. Vr to check, hinder. Cf. Garret. 1. 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. "What compass will you wear your farthingale?" (Shak) "On her white breast a sparkling cross s wore, Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore." (Pope) 2. To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance. "He wears the rose of youth upon him." "His innocent gestures wear A meaning half divine." (Keble) 3. To use up by carrying or having upon one's self; hence, to consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to wear clothes rapidly. 4. To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend. "That wicked wight his days doth wear." (Spenser) "The waters wear the stones." (Job xiv. 19) 5. To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole. 6. To form or shape by, or as by, attrition. "Trials wear us into a liking of what, possibly, in the first essay, displeased us." (Locke) To wear away, to consume; to impair, diminish, or destroy, by gradual attrition or decay. To wear off, to diminish or remove by attrition or slow decay; as, to wear off the nap of cloth. To wear on or upon, to wear. "[I] weared upon my gay scarlet gites [gowns]" . To wear out. To consume, or render useless, by attrition or decay; as, to wear out a coat or a book. To consume tediously. "To wear out miserable days." . To harass; to tire. "[He] shall wear out the saints of the most High." . To waste the strength of; as, an old man worn out in military service. To wear the breeches. See Breeches. Origin: Wore; Worn; Wearing. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the being Weared] [OE. Weren, werien, AS. Werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin to OHG. Werien, weren, to clothe, Goth. Wasjan, L. Vestis clothing, vestire to clothe, Gr, Skr. Vas. Cf. Vest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wear

weaponry
weapons
weapons-grade
weapons carrier
weapons emplacement
weapons free
weapons hold
weapons platform
weapons plutonium
weapons system
weapons tight
weaponsmith
weaponsmithing
weaponsmiths
wear-and-tear
wear-and-tear pigment
wear and tear
wear away
wear down
wear off
wear on
wear one's heart on one's sleeve
wear one's heart upon one's sleeve
wear out
wear out one's welcome
wear round
wear ship

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