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Definition of Wear

Wear

  1. The result of wearing or use; consumption, diminution, or impairment due to use, friction, or the like; as, the wear of this coat has been good.
  2. Same as Weir.
  3. To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up, instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessel's bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther, her sails fill on the other side; to veer.
  4. To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon one's self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage, etc.; to have appendant to one's body; to have on; as, to wear a coat; to wear a shackle.
  5. To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
  6. To use up by carrying or having upon one's self; hence, to consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to wear clothes rapidly.
  7. To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend.
  8. To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole.
  9. To form or shape by, or as by, attrition.
  10. To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.
  11. To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually.
  12. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.
  13. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion.
  14. A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like.
  15. A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
  16. A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, -- used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.

Wear Quotations

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
Barack Obama

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
George Eliot

Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it's there if you look deep.
Taraji P. Henson

A cute outfit can really make your day. If I wear something I look good in, my mood just goes way up.
Jennette McCurdy
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Wear Translations

wear in Afrikaans is dra
wear in Dutch is voeren, dragen, brengen, voorhebben
wear in Finnish is kantaa
wear in French is porter
wear in Italian is abbigliare
wear in Spanish is sostener

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