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wear meaning and definition

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WEAR noun

Definition of wear (noun)

  1. impairment resulting from long use
    • "the tires showed uneven wear"
  2. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  3. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    • "she bought it for everyday wear"
    • synonyms: wearing

WEAR verb

Definition of wear (verb)

  1. be dressed in
    • "She was wearing yellow that day"
    • synonyms: have on
  2. have on one's person
    • "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
    • synonyms: bear
  3. have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
    • "He always wears a smile"
  4. deteriorate through use or stress
  5. have or show an appearance of
    • "wear one's hair in a certain way"
  6. last and be usable
  7. go to pieces
    • "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
    • synonyms: break, bust, fall apart, wear out
  8. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  9. 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"
    • synonyms: assume, don, get into, put on
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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