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Definition 1: the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she bought it for everyday wear

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

Definition 2: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption

(wear is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing that is designed for men to wear

(... is a kind of wear ) an article of apparel worn about the neck

(... is a kind of wear ) garments designed to be worn in bed

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing for use outdoors

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury

(... is a kind of wear ) ready-made clothing

"she couldn't find anything in ready-to-wear that she liked"

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

(... is a kind of wear ) an article of clothing (garment or shoe) that is easily slipped on or off

(... is a kind of wear ) cheap clothing (as formerly issued to sailors in Britain)

(... is a kind of wear ) ordinary clothing suitable for public appearances (as opposed to costumes or sports apparel or work clothes etc.)

(... is a kind of wear ) custom-made clothing

(... is a kind of wear ) informal terms for clothing

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification

(... is a kind of wear ) an archaic term for clothing

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing that is designed for women to wear

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing suitable for relaxation

(... is a kind of wear ) informal clothing designed to be worn when you are relaxing

(... is a kind of wear ) knitted clothing

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing in general

"she was refined in her choice of apparel" "he always bought his clothes at the same store" "fastidious about his dress"

(... is a kind of wear ) especially fine or decorative clothing

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing to be worn at a beach

(... is a kind of wear ) black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)

"the widow wore black"

(... is a kind of wear ) blue clothing

"she was wearing blue"

(... is a kind of wear ) a different or fresh set of clothes

"she brought a change in her overnight bag"

(... is a kind of wear ) ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)

"he went to the party dressed in drag" "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing worn on a person's feet

(... is a kind of wear ) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing that is a grey color

"he was dressed in grey"

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing for the hands

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing for the head

(... is a kind of wear ) clothing worn for doing manual labor

(wear is a part of ...) collection of clothing belonging to one person

Definition 3: impairment resulting from long use - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tires showed uneven wear

(wear is a kind of ...) a symptom of reduced quality or strength

Definition 4: be dressed in - [verb of body]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was wearing yellow that day

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear implies ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

Definition 5: put clothing on one's body - [verb of body]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of wear ) put on or wear a hat

"He was unsuitably hatted"

(... is a kind of wear ) put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

"Try on this sweater to see how it looks"

(... is a kind of wear ) wrap in or adorn with a scarf

(... is a kind of wear ) put on with ease or speed

"slip into something more comfortable after work" "slip on one's shoes"

Definition 6: have or show an appearance of - [verb of body]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wear one's hair in a certain way

(wear is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

Definition 7: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress - [verb of body]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We wore ourselves out on this hike

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) cause to feel unwell

"She was indisposed"

(... is a kind of wear ) wear out completely

"This kind of work exhausts me" "I'm beat" "He was all washed up after the exam"

(... is a kind of wear ) tire excessively

(wear causes ...) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"

Definition 8: have on one's person - [verb of body]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He wore a red ribbon
  • bear a scar

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

Definition 9: deteriorate through use or stress - [verb of change]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The constant friction wore out the cloth

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) become worse or disintegrate

"His mind deteriorated"

(... is a kind of wear ) wear away through erosion or vaporization

(... is a kind of wear ) get or become scuffed

"These patent leather shoes scuffed"

Definition 10: go to pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

(... is a kind of wear ) wear away by rubbing

"The friction frayed the sleeve"

(wear has a similar meaning as ...) ruin completely

"He busted my radio!"

Definition 11: last and be usable - [verb of stative]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dress wore well for almost ten years

Synonyms for wear in the sense of this definition

(wear is a kind of ...) persist for a specified period of time

"The bad weather lasted for three days"

Definition 12: have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality - [verb of stative]

Samples where wear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He always wears a smile

(wear is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

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