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Definition of "wearing" []

  • Intended to be worn: wearing apparel. (adjective)
  • Causing fatigue; tiring: a wearing visit. (adjective)
  • Causing wear; eroding: the wearing effects of wind on rock formations. (adjective)
  • Subject to or showing indication of wear: lubrication applied to wearing points. (adjective)

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.

Use "wearing" in a sentence
  • "He bore little resemblance to the tough, angry kid who had swaggered into my room at the beginning of the term wearing a jacket with a skull-and-crossbones patch and looking as if he were spoiling for a fight."
  • "Cameron accepted the title wearing a yellow dress with a gold-bodice and chandelier earrings."
  • "It turns out no one at the liquor store had ever heard of Cutty Sark (despite the history), so I settled instead on an amber Caribbean rum with a comely woman on the label wearing some fruit and a smile."