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British pronunciation/ˈweə/
American pronunciation/ˈwer/
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to have something such as clothes, shoes, etc. on your body

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to wear definition and meaning
1.1

to have a particular style of hair, beard, or mustache

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She wears her hair in a classic pixie cut.
She usually wears her hair in a ponytail.
He likes to wear his hair long.
He likes to wear his beard neatly trimmed.
02

to cause damage due to repeated friction or usage

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to wear definition and meaning
2.1

to become damaged because of continuous use or friction

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Her favorite jeans were wearing along the seams.
The doormat has worn thin from daily use.
The edges of the coins have been worn smooth from years of circulation.
2.2

to create a visible impression, hole, or path through repeated friction or use

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The hikers had worn a trail through the dense forest.
The constant dripping had worn tiny holes in the roof.
The constant rain had worn grooves into the garden path.
The car's tires had worn deep ruts in the muddy road.
The river had worn a deep canyon through the rocky landscape.
2.3

to remain in good condition, particularly after a long period of usage

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These sneakers have worn so well that they still feel comfortable after a year.
The hardwood floors in the living room have worn well, maintaining their shine.
The living room carpet has worn beautifully, maintaining its vibrant colors.
The old family heirloom has worn well over the years and still looks beautiful.
Despite daily use, the leather sofa has worn exceptionally well.
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to show a specific expression with one's face

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(of ships) to display a specific flag or colors, often indicating their nationality, affiliation, or purpose

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to spend or pass a period of time engaging in a specific activity or pursuit

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to tolerate or accept something, even if you may not entirely approve of it

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a piece of clothing for a particular event or purpose

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wear definition and meaning

What is "wear"?

Wear refers to a piece of clothing that is worn for a particular event or purpose. For example, formal wear such as a suit or gown may be worn for a wedding or special event, athletic wear such as running shorts or yoga pants may be worn for exercise or physical activity, and workwear such as a uniform or safety gear may be worn for job-related tasks. The appropriate wear for a given occasion can be influenced by a variety of factors including cultural norms, dress codes, weather, and personal style. The right wear can help someone feel comfortable, confident, and appropriately dressed for any occasion.

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the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment

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impairment resulting from long use

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She wears a hat to protect herself from the sun during outdoor activities.
He wore a suit and tie to the job interview to make a good impression.
She decided to wear a beautiful dress to the party.
The students were instructed to wear their school uniforms every day.
I'm not sure what to wear to the party tonight.
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