- (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 one's 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 one's self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage, etc.; to have appendant to one's 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 vessel's 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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|MLA||Webster's. "wear" 28 May 2011. Web. 18 January 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/wear/definitions/2081183>|