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English noun: wear

1. wear (state) impairment resulting from long use


SamplesThe tires showed uneven wear.


Broader (hypernym)deterioration, impairment

2. wear (artifact) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body


Synonymsarticle of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wearable


Broader (hypernym)consumer goods, covering


Narrower (hyponym)accessory, accouterment, accoutrement, apparel, array, attire, beachwear, black, blue, change, civilian clothing, civilian dress, civilian garb, clothes, drag, dress, dress, duds, footwear, garb, garment, gray, grey, hand wear, handwear, headdress, headgear, knitwear, leisure wear, loungewear, man's clothing, neckpiece, nightclothes, nightwear, outerwear, overclothes, plain clothes, protective garment, raiment, ready-to-wear, regalia, sleepwear, slip-on, slops, street clothes, tailor-made, threads, togs, uniform, vestiture, wearing apparel, woman's clothing, work-clothes, work-clothing


Part holonymwardrobe

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


SamplesShe bought it for everyday wear.


Synonymswearing


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


English verb: wear

1. wear (body) be dressed in


SamplesShe was wearing yellow that day.


Synonymshave on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Entaildress, get dressed

2. wear (body) have on one's person


SamplesHe wore a red ribbon.
Bear a scar.


Synonymsbear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

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


SamplesHe always wears a smile.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

4. wear (change) deteriorate through use or stress


SamplesThe constant friction wore out the cloth.


Synonymswear down, wear off, wear out, wear thin


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deteriorate


Narrower (hyponym)ablate, scuff

5. wear (body) have or show an appearance of


SamplesWear one's hair in a certain way.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

6. wear (stative) last and be usable


SamplesThis dress wore well for almost ten years.


Synonymsendure, hold out


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)endure, last

7. wear (contact) go to pieces


SamplesThe lawn mower finally broke.
The gears wore out.
The old chair finally fell apart completely.


Synonymsbreak, bust, fall apart, wear out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate


Narrower (hyponym)fray, frazzle


Verb groupbreak, bust

8. wear (body) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress


SamplesWe wore ourselves out on this hike.


ExamplesSam wants to wear with Sue


Synonymsfag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)indispose


Narrower (hyponym)beat, exhaust, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, tucker, tucker out, wash up


Causefatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary


Antonymsrefreshen, freshen, refresh

9. wear (body) put clothing on one's body


SamplesWhat 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.


Synonymsassume, don, get into, put on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dress, get dressed


Narrower (hyponym)hat, scarf, slip on, try, try on









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