Definition and Meanings for wear

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Part of Speech of wear

Etymology of wear

old english weriangermanic originan indo-european root shared by latin vestis 'clothing'

Meaning of wear


as noun

  • same as weir.
  • the wearing of something or the state of being worn as clothing
  • damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
  • the capacity for withstanding continuous use without damage or deterioration

as verb

  • 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.
  • habitually have on ones body or be dressed in
  • exhibit or present (a particular facial expression or appearance)
  • have (ones hair or beard) at a specified length or arranged in a specified style
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