Wear - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a covering designed to be worn on a person's body (syn: clothing, habiliment, vesture)
- the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment (syn: wearing)
- have on one's person (syn: bear)
- have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
- deteriorate through use or stress (syn: wear down, wear off, wear out)
- have or show an appearance of
- last and be usable (syn: endure, hold out)
- go to pieces (syn: break, bust, wear out)
- exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (syn: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, wear down, wear out, weary)
- put clothing on one's body (syn: assume, don, put on)
He was wearing blue jeans.
She wore a red blouse to work.
White coats are often worn by doctors.
He doesn't wear a watch.
A badge worn by police officers
Were you wearing a seat belt?
She wears her hair in a ponytail.
I used to wear my hair long.
The teacher was wearing a frown.
He wore a hole in his pants.
Shoes that are perfect for everyday wear
The deck is built to withstand years of wear.
I got a lot of wear out of these boots.
A new line of evening wear
The carpet is showing signs of wear.
wear down — exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
wear off — deteriorate through use or stress
wear on — pass slowly (of time)
wear out — exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
present participle: wearing
past tense: wore
past participle: worn