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Dictionary definition for: Wear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. (v) exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

12. (v) 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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