(noun, verb)


1. impairment resulting from long use

- the tires showed uneven wear

Definition categories: state, deterioration, impairment

2. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Similar word(s): clothing, habiliment, vesture, wearable

Definition categories: man–made, covering

3. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment

- she bought it for everyday wear

Similar word(s): wearing

Definition categories: act, deed

Sentences with wear as a noun:

- footwear; outdoor wear; maternity wear


1. be dressed in

- She was wearing yellow that day

Definition categories: body

2. have on one's person

Similar word(s): bear

Definition categories: body, feature, have

3. have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality

- He always wears a smile

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

4. deteriorate through use or stress

Definition categories: change, deteriorate

5. have or show an appearance of

- wear one's hair in a certain way

Definition categories: body, feature, have

6. last and be usable

Similar word(s): endure

Definition categories: stative, endure, last

7. go to pieces

Similar word(s): break, bust

Definition categories: contact, crumble, decay, dilapidate

8. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Similar word(s): fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, weary

Definition categories: body, indispose

9. put clothing on one's body

- What should I wear today?

Similar word(s): assume, don

Definition categories: body, dress

Sentences with wear as a verb:

- to wear the wolf from the sheep

- He's wearing some nice pants today.  She wore her medals with pride.  Please wear your seatbelt.  Can you wear makeup and sunscreen at the same time?  He was wearing his lunch after tripping and falling into the buffet.

- He wears eyeglasses.  She wears her hair in braids.

- She wore a smile all day.  He walked out of the courtroom wearing an air of satisfaction.

- I know you don't like working with him, but you'll just have to wear it.

- You're going to wear a hole in the bottom of those shoes.  The water has slowly worn a channel into these rocks.  Long illness had worn the bloom from her cheeks.  Exile had worn the man to a shadow.

- The tiles were wearing thin due to years of children's feet.

- Don't worry, this fabric will wear. These pants will last you for years.;emsp; This color wears so well. I must have washed this sweater a thousand times.  I have to say, our friendship has worn pretty well.  It's hard to get to know him, but he wears well.

- Her high pitched voice is really wearing on me lately.

- wear on, wear away.  As the years wore on, we seemed to have less and less in common.