1. [ noun ] (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
Synonyms: erosion wearing_away eating_away eroding
Related terms: geological_process abrasion ablation chatter_mark beach_erosion planation soil_erosion deflation geology erode
2. [ adjective ] producing exhaustion
Synonyms: tiring wearying exhausting

"an exhausting march" "the visit was especially wearing"

Related terms: effortful
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30918
4. [ noun ] the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
Synonyms: wear

"she bought it for everyday wear"

Related terms: act wear
Similar spelling:   wearying