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wear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wear

Definition
(noun) impairment resulting from long use
Example Sentence
  • the tires showed uneven wear

Definition
(noun) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Definition
(noun) the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
Synonyms : wearing
Example Sentence
  • she bought it for everyday wear

Definition
(verb) be dressed in
Synonyms : have on
Example Sentence
  • She was wearing yellow that day

Definition
(verb) have on one's person
Synonyms : bear
Example Sentence
  • He wore a red ribbon
  • bear a scar

Definition
(verb) have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
Example Sentence
  • He always wears a smile

Definition
(verb) deteriorate through use or stress
Example Sentence
  • The constant friction wore out the cloth

Definition
(verb) have or show an appearance of
Example Sentence
  • wear one's hair in a certain way

Definition
(verb) last and be usable
Synonyms : endure , hold out
Example Sentence
  • This dress wore well for almost ten years

Definition
(verb) go to pieces
Synonyms : break , bust , fall apart , wear out
Example Sentence
  • The lawn mower finally broke
  • The gears wore out
  • The old chair finally fell apart completely

Definition
(verb) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
Example Sentence
  • We wore ourselves out on this hike

Definition
(verb) put clothing on one's body
Synonyms : assume , don , get into , put on
Example Sentence
  • 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

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