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Definition of "wear" []

  • To carry or have on the person as covering, adornment, or protection: wearing a jacket; must wear a seat belt. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry or have habitually on the person, especially as an aid: wears glasses. (verb-transitive)
  • To display in one's appearance: always wears a smile. (verb-transitive)
  • To bear, carry, or maintain in a particular manner: wears her hair long. (verb-transitive)
  • To fly or display (colors). Used of a ship, jockey, or knight. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry or have (a garment, etc) on one's person as clothing, ornament, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To carry or have on one's person habitually (verb)
  • To have in one's aspect (verb)
  • To display, show, or fly (verb)
  • To deteriorate or cause to deteriorate by constant use or action (verb)
  • To produce or be produced by constant rubbing, scraping, etc (verb)
  • To bring or be brought to a specified condition by constant use or action (verb)
  • To submit to constant use or action in a specified way (verb)
  • To harass or weaken (verb)
  • (of time) to pass or be passed slowly (verb)
  • To accept (verb)
  • The act of wearing or state of being worn (noun)
  • Anything designed to be worn (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Deterioration from constant or normal use or action (noun)
  • The quality of resisting the effects of constant use (noun)

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Use "wear" in a sentence
  • "‘boom’, ‘skipper’, ‘tafferel’, ‘to smuggle’; ‘to wear’, in the sense of veer, as when we say ‘_to wear_ a ship’; ‘skates’, too, and"
  • "Obviously, the notion of ready-to-wear is not on the table."
  • "Will Palin wear her bondage jacket today she got from Steele?"