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wear

wear

 
 
pronunciation:
weIr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
wear off, wear out
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wearing, wears, wore, worn
definition 1: to have or carry on one's person.
He wears a suit.She likes to wear jewelry.
similar words:
bear, display, don, dress in, put on, show off, sport
definition 2: to cause to become damaged through long use, friction, or exposure.
Constant kneeling wore the knees of his jeans.
synonyms:
erode
similar words:
batter, corrode, damage, deteriorate, disintegrate, eat, fray, furrow, gnaw, grind, groove, scour, wash away
definition 3: to make by long use, friction, or exposure.
She wore a hole in her sleeve.
similar words:
fray, gnaw, rub, tear
definition 4: to make weak.
This child is wearing my patience.
synonyms:
exhaust, weaken
similar words:
batter, drain, exasperate, fatigue, strain, tax, tire, weary
definition 5: to pass slowly.
The days wore on as they waited for some good news.
synonyms:
creep
similar words:
dawdle, elapse, grind, idle, linger, pass
phrase: wear off
phrase: wear out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of wearing.
My jacket has many years of wear.
similar words:
dressing
definition 2: the condition of being worn.
You can tell by the wear on this tire that it wasn't aligned properly.
definition 3: clothing of a particular kind.
She stocks women's wear at the department store.
synonyms:
clothing, dress
similar words:
apparel, attire, costume, duds, garments, habit
definition 4: damage caused by much use.
The coat showed signs of wear.
synonyms:
deterioration
similar words:
corrosion, damage, disintegration, fraying
derivation: wearer (n.)
Homophone Note
The words wear, ware, and where sound alike but have different meanings.
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