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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)

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 "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?"