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Verb: wear (wore,worn)  wehr
  1. Be dressed in
    "She was wearing yellow that day";
    - have on
     
  2. Have on one's person
    "He wore a red ribbon";
    - bear
     
  3. Show an expression of one's attitude or personality
    "He always wears a smile"
     
  4. Deteriorate through use or stress
    "The constant friction wore out the cloth";
    - wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin
     
  5. Have or show an appearance of
    "wear one's hair in a certain way"
     
  6. Last and be usable
    "This dress wore well for almost ten years";
    - hold out, endure
     
  7. Go to pieces
    "The gears wore out";
    - break, wear out, bust, fall apart
     
  8. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    "We wore ourselves out on this hike";
    - tire, wear upon, tire out, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out [Brit], fag, fatigue, knacker [Brit]
     
  9. Put clothing on one's body
    "What should I wear today?";
    - put on, get into, don, assume
Noun: wear  wehr
  1. Impairment resulting from long use
    "the tires showed uneven wear"
     
  2. A covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    - clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wearable, habiliment [archaic]
     
  3. The act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    "she bought it for everyday wear";
    - wearing

Sounds like: ward, warrede, wear

Derived forms: worn, wore, wears, wearing

See also: wear away

Type of: act, consumer goods, covering, crumble, decay, deed, deteriorate, deterioration, dilapidate, dress, endure, feature, get dressed, have, human action, human activity, impairment, indispose, last

Encyclopedia: Wear