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WEAR (wore, worn)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wear mean? 

WEAR (noun)
  The noun WEAR has 3 senses:

1. impairment resulting from long use
2. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
3. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment

  Familiarity information: WEAR used as a noun is uncommon.


WEAR (verb)
  The verb WEAR has 9 senses:

1. be dressed in
2. have on one's person
3. have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
4. deteriorate through use or stress
5. have or show an appearance of
6. last and be usable
7. go to pieces
8. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
9. put clothing on one's body

  Familiarity information: WEAR used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


WEAR (noun)


Sense 1wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impairment resulting from long use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the tires showed uneven wear

Hypernyms ("wear" is a kind of...):

deterioration; impairment (a symptom of reduced quality or strength)


Sense 2wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

article of clothing; clothing; habiliment; wearable; wear; vesture

Hypernyms ("wear" is a kind of...):

consumer goods (goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption)

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Meronyms (parts of "wear"):

wardrobe (collection of clothing belonging to one person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wear"):

work-clothes; work-clothing (clothing worn for doing manual labor)

man's clothing (clothing that is designed for men to wear)

neckpiece (an article of apparel worn about the neck)

nightclothes; nightwear; sleepwear (garments designed to be worn in bed)

outerwear; overclothes (clothing for use outdoors)

protective garment (clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury)

ready-to-wear (ready-made clothing)

slip-on (an article of clothing (garment or shoe) that is easily slipped on or off)

slops (cheap clothing (as formerly issued to sailors in Britain))

street clothes (ordinary clothing suitable for public appearances (as opposed to costumes or sports apparel or work clothes etc.))

tailor-made (custom-made clothing)

duds; threads; togs (informal terms for clothing)

uniform (clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification)

vestiture (an archaic term for clothing)

woman's clothing (clothing that is designed for women to wear)

loungewear (clothing suitable for relaxation)

leisure wear (informal clothing designed to be worn when you are relaxing)

knitwear (knitted clothing)

accessory; accouterment; accoutrement (clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing)

apparel; clothes; dress; wearing apparel (clothing in general)

array; raiment; regalia (especially fine or decorative clothing)

attire; dress; garb (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion)

beachwear (clothing to be worn at a beach)

black (black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning))

blue (blue clothing)

change (a different or fresh set of clothes)

civilian clothing; civilian dress; civilian garb; plain clothes (ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.)

drag (clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man))

footwear (clothing worn on a person's feet)

garment (an article of clothing)

gray; grey (clothing that is a grey color)

hand wear; handwear (clothing for the hands)

headdress; headgear (clothing for the head)


Sense 3wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

wearing; wear

Context example:

she bought it for everyday wear

Hypernyms ("wear" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)


WEAR (verb)


Sense 1wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be dressed in

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

wear; have on

Context example:

She was wearing yellow that day

"Wear" entails doing...:

dress; get dressed (put on clothes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have on one's person

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

wear; bear

Context examples:

He wore a red ribbon / bear a scar

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

feature; have (have as a feature)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

He always wears a smile

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

feature; have (have as a feature)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deteriorate through use or stress

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

wear thin; wear off; wear down; wear out; wear

Context example:

The constant friction wore out the cloth

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

deteriorate (become worse or disintegrate)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wear"):

ablate (wear away through erosion or vaporization)

scuff (get or become scuffed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have or show an appearance of

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

wear one's hair in a certain way

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

feature; have (have as a feature)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s something


Sense 6wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Last and be usable

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

hold out; endure; wear

Context example:

This dress wore well for almost ten years

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

endure; last (persist for a specified period of time)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Something ----s something


Sense 7wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go to pieces

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wear out; fall apart; bust; wear; break

Context examples:

The lawn mower finally broke / The gears wore out / The old chair finally fell apart completely

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

crumble; decay; delapidate (fall into decay or ruin)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wear"):

fray; frazzle (wear away by rubbing)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Also:

wear away (diminish, as by friction)

wear away (cut away in small pieces)

wear off (diminish, as by friction)


Sense 8wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

weary; wear upon; wear out; tire out; fag out; wear down; outwear; fatigue; jade; tire; fag; wear

Context example:

We wore ourselves out on this hike

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

indispose (cause to feel unwell)

Cause:

fatigue; jade; pall; tire; weary (get tired of something or somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wear"):

beat; exhaust; tucker; tucker out; wash up (wear out completely)

overfatigue; overtire; overweary (tire excessively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam wants to wear with Sue


Sense 9wear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put clothing on one's body

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

don; put on; get into; assume; wear

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "wear" is one way to...):

dress; get dressed (put on clothes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wear"):

slip on (put on with ease or speed)

scarf (wrap in or adorn with a scarf)

try; try on (put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice)

hat (put on or wear a hat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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