Complete Definition of "wear"

wikipedia|dab=wear (disambiguation)|wear
English

Etymology
OE. werian

Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/wÉÉ/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
(US): AHD|wÄr, IPA|/wÉr/, SAMPA|/wEr/
audio|en-us-wear.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉÉ(r)

Homophones
ware
where (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Verb
en-verb|wears|wearing|wore|worn

  1. intransitive To suffer due to use or activity.

#: The tiles were wearing thin due to years of children's feet.

  1. transitive To have equipped on one's person, like an item of clothing.

#: He is wearing some nice pants today.
#: He was wearing his lunch after tripping and falling into the buffet.

  1. transitive To exhaust or expend.

#: Our physical advantage allowed us to wear the other team out and win.

  1. transitive nautical To bring a sailing ship onto the other tack by bringing the wind around the stern (as opposed to tacking when the wind is brought around the bow). (See gybe, or jibe)

Translations
trans-top|to suffer due to use
Ewe: nyi
Finnish: kulua
Swedish: slitas
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trans-top|to have on (clothes)
Chinese: ç©¿ (chuÄn)
Danish: have på
Dutch: dragen
Finnish: olla yllään, pitää, käyttää
French: porter
German: tragen
Italian: indossare
trans-mid
Japanese: çã (kiru), æãã (kakeru), ä»ãã (tsukeru), å±¥ã (haku)
Portuguese: trazer, usar
Russian: ноÑиÑÑ (nosítâ)
Spanish: llevar
Swedish: bära, ha på sig
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trans-top|to exhaust physically
Finnish: väsyttää
Swedish: trötta ut
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trans-top|to bring to other tack
Finnish: jiipata
Swedish: vända undan vinden
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|Ùبس (lábisa)
ttbc|Chinese: ç©¿ (chuÄn) (1)
ttbc|Esperanto: porti
ttbc|Hungarian: hordani
ttbc|Indonesian: pakai, pakai|memakai, kena|mengenakan
ttbc|Korean: ìë¤ (ipda)

Noun
wikipedia|Wear|Wear (damage)
en-noun|-

  1. uncountable (in combination) clothing|Clothing (such as footwear).
  2. uncountable damage|Damage to the appearance and/or strength of an item caused by use over time.

Translations

trans-top|Clothing
Dutch: kledij f, kleding f
Finnish: asu
Italian: abbigliamento m
trans-mid
Japanese: æ (fuku), çç© (kimono)
Malay: pakai
Spanish: ropa f
Swedish: klädsel c
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trans-top|Damage
Dutch: sleet m, slijtage f
Finnish: kuluminen
French: usure f
German: Abnutzung f
Italian: usura f
trans-mid
Japanese: ç²å´ (hirÅ)
Swedish: slitage n
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Related terms
wear and tear

Category:English homophones

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hu:wear
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ru:wear
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fi:wear
sv:wear
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vi:wear
uk:wear
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