Wear

  • 1 Wear — Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wear — wear1 [wer] vt. wore, worn, wearing [ME weren < OE werian, akin to ON verja, Goth wasjan, to clothe < IE base * wes , to clothe > Sans vastra , L vestis, clothing, vestire, to clothe] 1. a) to have on the body or carry on the person… …

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  • 3 wear — [weə ǁ wer] noun ( fair) wear and tear INSURANCE the amount of damage that can be expected to affect a product or property in normal use. Wear and tear is often taken into consideration by an insurance company when paying an insurance claim: •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Wear — Wear, v. i. 1. 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… …

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  • 5 wear — [n] use, corrosion abrasion, attrition, damage, depreciation, deterioration, dilapidation, diminution, disappearance, employment, erosion, friction, impairment, inroads, loss, mileage, service, usefulness, utility, waste, wear and tear; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 wear — ► VERB (past wore; past part. worn) 1) have on one s body as clothing, decoration, or protection. 2) exhibit or present (a particular facial expression or appearance). 3) damage or destroy or suffer damage or destruction by friction or use. 4)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Wear — Wear, n. 1. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment. [1913 Webster] 2. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion. [1913 Webster] Motley s the only wear. Shak. [1913… …

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  • 8 Wear — 〈[wɛ:(r)] f. 10; unz.; meist in Zus.〉 Kleidung (HomeWear, SportsWear, StreetWear) [engl.] …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Wear — 〈[wɛ:(r)] f.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; meist in Zus.〉 Kleidung; HomeWear; SportsWear; StreetWear [Etym.: engl.] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 10 Wear — (w[^a]r), v. t. [Cf. {Veer}.] (Naut.) To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up, instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessel s bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther …

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  • 11 Wear — (w[=e]r; 277), n. Same as {Weir}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Wear — [weə] die; <aus engl. wear »Kleidung«> engl. Bez. für Kleidung, Bekleidung …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 13 wear — wear, gear Wear is normally used as the second element in compounds denoting forms of clothing, such as footwear and underwear, but gear is used in headgear. Used by itself, gear ( = clothing, attire) is now considered informal, although it was… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 Wear — Wear. См. Износ. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 15 wear — index consumption, degenerate, depreciate, endure (last), erode, erosion, flaunt, keep ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 wear — wear, or weir /wer/wir/ A great dam or fence made across a river, or against water, formed of stakes interlaced by twigs of osier, and accommodated for the taking of fish, or to convey a stream to a mill …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 Wear — [wir] river in Durham, N England, flowing northeast into the North Sea: 67 mi (108 km) …

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  • 18 Wear — For other uses, see Wear (disambiguation). v · d · e Materials failure modes …

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  • 19 wear — wearer, n. /wair/, v., wore, worn, wearing, n. v.t. 1. to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise. 2. to have or use on the person… …

    Universalium

  • 20 wear — wear1 W1S1 [weə US wer] v past tense wore [wo: US wo:r] past participle worn [wo:n US wo:rn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your body)¦ 2¦(hair)¦ 3¦(damage)¦ 4 wear well 5¦(expression)¦ 6 something is wearing thin 7 wear the trousers …

    Dictionary of contemporary English