• Wear Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The result of wearing or use; consumption, diminution, or impairment due to use, friction, or the like; as, the wear of this coat has been good.
- (n.) A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like.
- (n.) A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, -- used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
- (n.) A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
- (v. t.) To use up by carrying or having upon ones self; hence, to consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to wear clothes rapidly.
- (v. i.) To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.
- (v. t.) To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend.
- (v. t.) To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon ones self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage, etc.; to have appendant to ones body; to have on; as, to wear a coat; to wear a shackle.
- (n.) The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion.
- (n.) Same as Weir.
- (n.) The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.
- (v. t.) To form or shape by, or as by, attrition.
- (v. t.) To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up, instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessels bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther, her sails fill on the other side; to veer.
- (v. t.) To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole.
- (v. i.) To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually.
- (v. t.) To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
• Wearing Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The act of one who wears; the manner in which a thing wears; use; conduct; consumption.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wear
- (a.) Pertaining to, or designed for, wear; as, wearing apparel.
- (n.) That which is worn; clothes; garments.
• Wearisome Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome days work; a wearisome book.