1. [ verb ] be dressed in
Synonyms: have_on

"She was wearing yellow that day"

Related terms: clothing dress
2. [ verb ] have on one's person
Synonyms: bear

"He wore a red ribbon" "bear a scar"

Related terms: have clothing
3. [ verb ] have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality

"He always wears a smile"

Related terms: have
4. [ verb ] deteriorate through use or stress
Synonyms: wear_out wear_thin wear_off

"The constant friction wore out the cloth"

Related terms: deteriorate scuff ablate
5. [ verb ] have or show an appearance of

"wear one's hair in a certain way"

Related terms: have
6. [ verb ] last and be usable
Synonyms: hold_out endure

"This dress wore well for almost ten years"

Related terms: last
7. [ verb ] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress
Synonyms: tire tire_out wear_out wear_down weary fag_out fag jade outwear fatigue wear_upon

"We wore ourselves out on this hike"

Related terms: refresh indispose exhaust overtire tire
8. [ verb ] go to pieces
Synonyms: wear_out fall_apart bust break

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Related terms: decay fray chip chip crash crash wear_away whittle_away wear_away break
9. [ noun ] (clothing) covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Synonyms: clothes clothing vesture wearing_apparel article_of_clothing apparel
Related terms: consumer_goods covering apparel uniform blue attire garment gray change accessory brace sweat_suit street_clothes headdress wardrobe handwear G-string civilian_clothing beachwear array neckpiece leisure_wear outerwear nightclothes black knitwear lounger slip-on protective_garment drag togs slops work-clothing sportswear footwear vest vesture
10. [ verb ] (clothing) put clothing on one's body
Synonyms: put_on don get_into assume

"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"

Related terms: dress hat try_on slip_on scarf clothing
11. [ noun ] impairment resulting from long use

"the tires showed uneven wear"

Related terms: deterioration break
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9877
13. [ noun ] the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
Synonyms: wearing

"she bought it for everyday wear"

Related terms: act
Similar spelling:   weary