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Meaning & Definition of Wear in English

English

Wear

/wɛr/

noun

1. Impairment resulting from long use

  • "The tires showed uneven wear"
    synonym:
  • wear

2. A covering designed to be worn on a person's body

    synonym:
  • clothing
  • ,
  • article of clothing
  • ,
  • vesture
  • ,
  • wear
  • ,
  • wearable
  • ,
  • habiliment

3. The act of having on your person as a covering or adornment

  • "She bought it for everyday wear"
    synonym:
  • wear
  • ,
  • wearing

verb

1. Be dressed in

  • "She was wearing yellow that day"
    synonym:
  • wear
  • ,
  • have on

2. Have on one's person

  • "He wore a red ribbon"
  • "Bear a scar"
    synonym:
  • wear
  • ,
  • bear

3. Have in one's aspect

  • Wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
  • "He always wears a smile"
    synonym:
  • wear

4. Deteriorate through use or stress

  • "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
    synonym:
  • wear
  • ,
  • wear off
  • ,
  • wear out
  • ,
  • wear down
  • ,
  • wear thin

5. Have or show an appearance of

  • "Wear one's hair in a certain way"
    synonym:
  • wear

6. Last and be usable

  • "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
    synonym:
  • wear
  • ,
  • hold out
  • ,
  • endure

7. Go to pieces

  • "The lawn mower finally broke"
  • "The gears wore out"
  • "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
    synonym:
  • break
  • ,
  • wear
  • ,
  • wear out
  • ,
  • bust
  • ,
  • fall apart

8. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

  • "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
    synonym:
  • tire
  • ,
  • wear upon
  • ,
  • tire out
  • ,
  • wear
  • ,
  • weary
  • ,
  • jade
  • ,
  • wear out
  • ,
  • outwear
  • ,
  • wear down
  • ,
  • fag out
  • ,
  • fag
  • ,
  • fatigue

9. Put clothing on one's body

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • wear
  • ,
  • put on
  • ,
  • get into
  • ,
  • don
  • ,
  • assume

Examples of using

Tom asked us not to wear shoes in his house.
Wear whatever you want to wear.
I wear my old coat in weather like this.