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wear

noun

1 wear

Impairment resulting from long use.

Roget 677: use; employ, employment; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency etc. (physical) 170; ... show more



2 wear

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

synonyms: article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wearable.

Dutch: goed, kledij, kleding, kleren
Polish: odzie┼╝, odzienie

3 wear

The act of having on your person as a covering or adornment:
— She bought it for everyday wear.

synonym: wearing.

verb

1 wear

Be dressed in:
— She was wearing yellow that day.

synonym: have on.

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

2 wear

Have on one's person.

synonym: bear.

3 wear

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

4 wear

Deteriorate through use or stress.

synonyms: wear down, wear off, wear out, wear thin.

5 wear

Have or show an appearance of.

6 wear

Last and be usable.

synonyms: endure, hold out.

Dutch: meegaan

7 wear

Go to pieces.

synonyms: break, bust, fall apart, wear out.

Dutch: breken, sneuvelen

8 wear

Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress.

synonyms: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear down, wear out, wear upon ... show more.

Dutch: afbeulen, afpeigeren, afsloven

9 wear

Put clothing on one's body:
— What should I wear today?.

synonyms: assume, don, get into, put on.

Roget 225: invest; cover etc. 223; envelope, lap, involve; inwrap, enwrap; wrap; fold up, wrap up, lap up, muffle up; ... show more

Dutch: aandoen, dragen, opzetten, uitdossen


Moby thesaurus: abate, abide, ablate, ablation, about ship, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, act a part, affect, apparel, array, assume, atomization, attire, attrition, back and fill, bark, bate ... show more.

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