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Overview of noun wear

The noun wear has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. wear

(impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear")

2. clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment

(a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

3. wear, wearing

(the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear")


Overview of verb wear

The verb wear has 9 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (83) wear, have on

(be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day")

2. (22) wear, bear

(have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar")

3. (6) wear

(have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile")

4. (2) wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin

(deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth")

5. (2) wear

(have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way")

6. (1) wear, hold out, endure

(last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years")

7. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart

(go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely")

8. tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue

(exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike")

9. wear, put on, get into, don, assume

(put clothing on one's body; "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")

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