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Definitions of wear:

  • noun:   the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    Example: "She bought it for everyday wear"
  • noun:   impairment resulting from long use
    Example: "The tires showed uneven wear"
  • noun:   a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  • verb:   last and be usable
  • verb:   have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
    Example: "He always wears a smile"
  • verb:   deteriorate through use or stress
  • verb:   have or show an appearance of
    Example: "Wear one's hair in a certain way"
  • verb:   have on one's person
  • verb:   put clothing on one's body
    Example: "What should I wear today?"
  • verb:   be dressed in
    Example: "She was wearing yellow that day"
  • verb:   go to pieces
  • verb:   exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #9877)


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See wear used in context: 138 Shakespeare works, 4 Mother Goose rhymes, 11 Bible passages, 124 definitions


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