Definition of wer
1. wear [ v ] be dressed in
Examples: "She was wearing yellow that day"
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
Since the Protestant clergy for_the_most_part wear gray or some variant from the wholly black suit , my Roman_collar and black garb usually identify me in England as a Roman_Catholic cleric .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Rachel wore a smart hat and , because she had been warned recently about smoking , puffed at her cigarettes through a long ivory holder stained with lipstick .
Teachers - men who wore brown suits and had gray hair and pleasant smiles - came to their table to talk_shop and to be introduced to Scotty and Rachel .
And another time , without accusation : `` You never wore that scarf I bought you '' .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
They were carpeted , but made for pumps and congress_gaiters , not the great clodhoppers he wore .Synonyms wear have_on Related Terms clothing dress
2. wear [ v ] have on one's person
Examples: "He wore a red ribbon" "bear a scar"
(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
The door was answered by a slender man in his sixties - straight_backed , somewhat clerical in manner , wearing rimless glasses .
(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)
When it was worn in the breast , or even on the sleeve , we at_least knew where it was '' .Synonyms wear bear Related Terms have clothing
3. wear [ v ] have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
Examples: "He always wears a smile"
(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
Madden 's dark face wore a meditative look .
(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
Muller , nakedly exposed at the bright window like a deer pinned in a car 's headlights , threw down the rifle and turned to jump from the table ; his face wore a look of outrage .Synonyms wear Related Terms have
4. wear [ v ] deteriorate through use or stress
Examples: "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
We collected `` lucky stones '' - all the creamy translucent pebbles , worn smooth and round , that we could find in the driveway .Synonyms wear wear_thin wear_out wear_off Related Terms deteriorate scuff ablate
5. wear [ v ] have or show an appearance of
Examples: "wear one's hair in a certain way"
(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
One boy said querulously about Orthodox Jews : `` It 's the twentieth century , and they do n't have_to wear beards '' .Synonyms wear Related Terms have
6. wear [ v ] last and be usable
Examples: "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
(Ann Carnahan, Nick Manero's Cook-out Barbeque...)
Tougher than plastic , it wears well .Synonyms hold_out wear endure Related Terms last
7. wear [ v ] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress
Examples: "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
8. wear [ v ] go to pieces
Examples: "The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
9. wear [ n ] covering designed to be worn on a person's bodySynonyms clothes clothing vesture wearing_apparel wear 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. wear [ v ] put clothing on one's body
Examples: "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"
11. wear [ n ] impairment resulting from long use
Examples: "the tires showed uneven wear"
12. Wear [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9877Synonyms Wear
13. wear [ n ] the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
Examples: "she bought it for everyday wear"
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