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Definitions of wear

  1.   covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  2.   put clothing on one's body 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
  3.   have on one's person He wore a red ribbon bear a scar
  4.   go to pieces The lawn mower finally broke The gears wore out The old chair finally fell apart completely
  5.   last and be usable This dress wore well for almost ten years
  6.   exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress We wore ourselves out on this hike
  7.   be dressed in She was wearing yellow that day
  8.   have in one's aspect wear an expression of one's attitude or personality He always wears a smile
  9.   the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment she bought it for everyday wear
  10.   impairment resulting from long use the tires showed uneven wear
  11.   have or show an appearance of wear one's hair in a certain way
  12.   deteriorate through use or stress The constant friction wore out the cloth
  13.   a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  14.   exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress We wore ourselves out on this hike
  15.   Wore
  16.   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
  17.   Same as Weir
  18.   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
  19.   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
  20.   To have or exhibit an appearance of as an aspect or manner to bear as she wears a smile on her countenance
  21.   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
  22.   To impair waste or diminish by continual attrition scraping percussion on the like to consume gradually to cause to lower or disappear to spend
  23.   To cause or make by friction or wasting as to wear a channel to wear a hole
  24.   To form or shape by or as by attrition
  25.   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
  26.   The act of wearing or the state of being worn consumption by use diminution by friction as the wear of a garment
  27.   The thing worn style of dress the fashion
  28.   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
  29.   A fence of stakes brushwood or the like set in a stream tideway or inlet of the sea for taking fish
  30.   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
  31.   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
  32.   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
  33.   To be exhausted or damaged by use to last well under use
  34.   The state of being used damage caused by use garments worn as this shop sells ladies wear
  35.   Wearer
  36.   Worn
  37.   Wearing
  38.   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
  39.   To be wasted by use or time to be spent tediously to consume slowly to last under use pa t wore pa p worn
  40.   Act of wearing lessening or injury by use or friction
  41.   To put a ship on another tack
  42.   Another spelling of WEIR
  43.   Act of wearing thing worn
  44.   Dam in a river fence for confining fish
  45.   To be wasted by use or time to last under use
  46.   To carry on the body have as an appearance waste by use or friction put on another tack as a ship
  47.   Were
  48.   To carry on the person have on maintain exhibit
  49.   To impair by use efface or rub off
  50.   To be impaired gradually by use
  51.   To bear using endure
  52.   To go about with the wind astern
  53.   The act of wearing or the state of being worn
  54.   Impairment from use or time
  55.   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
  56.   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
  57.   To put a ship on the other tack by turning her round with stern toward the wind
  58.   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
  59.   To last to endure or hold out to waste or diminish by use or time to be wasted or impaired as by use to pass or be consumed by slow degrees
  60.   Injury or decay by use the act of lasting long
  61.   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
  62.   Used in the phrase to wear a ship that is to turn the ship before the wind

Quotes of wear

  1. Two or three things I know for sure and one is that I'd rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me – Dorothy Allison
  2. When you grow up your mother says 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not It's something like that – Diane Arbus
  3. When in doubt wear red – Bill Blass
  4. All my life I wanted to be a bank robber Carry a gun and wear a mask Now that it's happened I guess I'm just about the best bank robber they ever had And I sure am happy – John Dillinger
  5. The last suit that you wear you don't need any pockets – Wayne Dyer
  6. Often I'll try things that just won't happen the way I'd like them to so hearing that they're not working saves me some wear and tear the next time around – Raymond E. Feist
  7. I wear a necklace cause I wanna know when I'm upside down – Mitch Hedberg
  8. It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once – Anna Held
  9. The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress As a veteran I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission – Mark Kirk
  10. I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn't ashamed of being tall But I don't wear them any more because you don't have to wear heels to be beautiful I can't even remember the last time I wore heels – Elle Macpherson
  11. Do we really know anybody Who does not wear one face to hide another – Frances Marion
  12. Unless a product becomes outmoded a great campaign will not wear itself out – Rosser Reeves
  13. I love summer Because it means I can wear a bikini top and shorts even just to go shopping – David Wain
  14. If you can't eat it can't sleep under it can't wear it or make something from it it's not worth anything – Don Young

Usage examples for wear

  1. But they will wear out – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  2. You still wear your eye of Horus – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  3. But I want you to wear them – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  4. You had best wear a black suit – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  5. He doesn't wear one said Patricia now thoroughly enjoying herself – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  6. It will never break nor wear out – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  7. Both however wear the same dress – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  8. He should wear afternoon dress for an afternoon wedding and evening dress at an evening wedding – The Book of Good Manners by W. C. Green
  9. My old nurse had it made for me and I wear it sometimes – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  10. Why did yuh wear boots too big for yuh to make me think it was a man brought Ranger to the Cross in a box – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  11. “ I wish people could wear ready made clothes as lovely as his she thought – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  12. You are going to wear both – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  13. “ I am not going to wear that – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  14. You are good she answered but we mustn't wear out our welcome – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  15. She frankly said her husband had no clothes to wear – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  16. “ Mattie will wear well – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  17. “ Kalitan says all the women used to wear them – Kalitan, Our Little Alaskan Cousin by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  18. “ I must have just exactly what you were going to wear – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. But why shouldn't I wear them – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  20. Oh you ain't goin' to try an' wear it this a way – Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan

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