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Definitions of wear

  1. To be wasted; to be diminished by attrition; to be spent tediously; to be consumed by slow degrees; to advance by slow degrees. To wear off, to pass away by degrees. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To go about with the wind astern. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To form or shape by, or as by, attrition. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To carry on the body; as, to wear clothing; bear or show; as, to wear a careless manner; use up; make less in quantity or value; as, to wear out one's patience; to damage by continual friction; to make by use of friction; to turn a ship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To carry on the body: to have the appearance of: to consume by use, time, or exposure: to waste by rubbing: to do by degrees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To put a ship on another tack. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To carry on the body; have, as an appearance: waste by use or friction: put on another tack, as a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To carry on the person; have on; maintain; exhibit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To impair by use; efface or rub off. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To be exhausted or damaged by use; to last well under use. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To be wasted by use or time: to be spent tediously: to consume slowly: to last under use:-pa.t. wore; pa.p. worn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To be wasted by use or time; to last under use. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. To be impaired gradually by use. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To bear using; endure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To waste or impair by attrition; to lessen or diminish by time, use, or instruments; to carry appendant to the body; to have or exhibit; to affect by degrees. To wear away, to consume or diminish. To wear off, to diminish by attrition. To wear out, to render useless by attrition or decay; to consume tediously; to waste the strength of; to harass. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To put a ship on the other tack by turning her round, with stern toward the wind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To carry or bear upon the person, as an article of clothing, arms, or any ornament; to have or exhibit an appearance of; to bear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Used in the phrase, "to wear a ship,"-that is, to turn the ship before the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Wearing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Worn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. covering designed to be worn on a person's body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The state of being used; damage caused by use; garments worn; as, this shop sells ladies wear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. Wearer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Act of wearing: lessening or injury by use or friction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Another spelling of WEIR. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. Act of wearing; thing worn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. Dam in a river; fence for confining fish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Impairment from use or time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. The act of wearing; diminution by friction; the thing worn; a dam in a river. Wear and tear, the loss by wearing, as of machinery in use. See Weir. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. Injury or decay by use; the act of lasting long. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. Wore. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Were. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for wear

  1. My old nurse had it made for me, and I wear it sometimes. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. " You are good," she answered, " but- we mustn't wear out our welcome." – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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