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Wear

Wear appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • To last, Curt’s bodega made wear be trevally-dined; a laden idyll a vertebrae we damaged obstructs a lot.
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Usage statistics for the verb wear:

conversational speech77.27%task-oriented speech22.73% imaginative writing76.1%informational writing23.9%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wear:

wearingwearclothing
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Wear is sometimes a misspelling of were or where.

The word wear is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun wear

What does wear mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: - (uncountable)

  1. impairment resulting from long use
    • example: the tires showed uneven wear
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: deterioration / impairment = a symptom of reduced quality or strength
  2. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  3. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    • example: she bought it for everyday wear
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of wear: wearing
    • more generic terms: act / deed / human action / human activity = something that people do or cause to happen

Alternative definition of the noun wear

noun

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

proper noun

  1. A river in the county of Tyne and Wear in north east England. The city of Sunderland is found upon its banks.

Definition of the verb wear

What does wear mean as a doing word?

Wear is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
worewornwearingwears

  1. be dressed in
    • example: She was wearing yellow that day
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]She always wears purple dresses

      Verbs of Grooming and Bodily Care (with the same syntax): doff, don.

    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of wear: have on
    • entailment: dress / get dressed = put on clothes
  2. have on one's person
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of wear: bear
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  3. have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
    • example: He always wears a smile
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  4. deteriorate through use or stress
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Source]Brian wiped at the counter
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Source]Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walk
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Barry Cryer erased the writing
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): bail, dab, dust, erase, lick, pluck, prune, rinse, rub, scour, scrape, scratch, scrub, squeeze, strip, suck, suction, swab, sweep, wash, wipe.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of wear: wear down / wear off / wear out / wear thin
    • more generic word: deteriorate = become worse or disintegrate
    • more specific words:
      • ablate = wear away through erosion or vaporization
      • scuff = get or become scuffed
  5. have or show an appearance of
    • example: wear one's hair in a certain way
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  6. last and be usable
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of wear: endure / hold out
    • more generic words: endure / last = persist for a specified period of time
  7. go to pieces
  8. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  9. put clothing on one's body
    • example: What should I wear today?
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of wear: assume / don / get into / put on
    • more generic terms: dress / get dressed = put on clothes
    • more specific terms:
      • hat = put on or wear a hat
      • try on / try = put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
      • scarf = wrap in or adorn with a scarf
      • slip on = put on with ease or speed

Explanation

Wear is a scientific journal publishing papers on wear and friction. The papers may fall within the subjects of physics, chemistry, material science or mechanical engineering. It is published by Elsevier.

Phrases with Wear

Phrases starting with the word Wear:

  1. wear on
  2. wear off
  3. wear out
  4. wear away
  5. wear down
  6. wear ship
  7. wear thin
  8. wear upon
  9. wear round

Phrases ending with the word Wear:

  1. -WEAR
  2. to wear
  3. hand wear
  4. leisure wear
  5. athletic wear
  6. ready-to-wear

Other phrases containing the word Wear:

  1. to wear on
  2. to wear off
  3. to wear out
  4. to wear away
  5. to wear upon

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wear

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Google previewSelection and Use of Wear Tests for Metals (1976)

by R. G. Bayer

Normal wear is the loss of material within the design limits expected for the specific intended application [4]. Normal...

Google previewFluorinated Coatings and Finishes Handbook (2015)

The Definitive User's Guide by Laurence W. McKeen

Fretting wear is the repeated cyclical rubbing between two surfaces Surface fatigue wear is a process by which the surface...

Google previewTire Tread and Tire Track Evidence (2008)

Recovery and Forensic Examination by William J. Bodziak

General Wear General wear refers to the gradual removal of rubber from the tread surface, creating gradual changes in...

Google previewInsall & Scott Surgery of the Knee (2011)

by W. Norman Scott

Adhesive and Abrasive Wear Adhesive and abrasive wear is the process whereby small particles of bearing material are...

Google previewEngineering and Scientific Computing with Scilab (2012)

by Claude Gomez

Finally, the input wear is used to specify properties of the Chebyshev and Kaiser windows. For a Chebyshev window, type wear is a 2-vector, but only one of the elements is used ...

Google previewAndroid App Development For Dummies (2015)

by Michael Burton

Because Android Wear is a companion to your phone rather than a completely standalone product, the development...

Checking for system updates Android Wear is an evolving platform, and it requires that certain services be up to date on ...

Google previewMicro and Nano Sulfide Solid Lubrication (2013)

by Haidou Wang, Binshi Xu, Jiajun Liu

Introduction Friction leads to the loss of a large quantity of mechanical energy, while wear is an important reason of the failure of machinery parts.

Google previewHandbook of Biomaterial Properties (1998)

by Jonathan Black, Garth Hastings

wear debris has been shown by many authors to trigger an osteolytic reaction which leads to implant loosening (Mitthneier and Walter, 1987). Wear is a process resulting in the progressive ...

Google previewWear of Materials (2003)

by Peter J. Blau

Leeds LSI 3HE, UK Abstract Tool wear is a significant factor affecting the machined surface quality.

Google previewThe Cycle of Erosion in Different Climates (1968)

by Pierre Birot

While the active wear is an exponential function of the distance x through which the alluvial material is moved, passive wear is a function of the time during which the material rests on the river bed. The formula adopted by Leopold and ...

Google previewIntegrated Reliability (2015)

Condition Monitoring and Maintenance of Equipment by John Osarenren

Wear is the process of destroying or removing materials from the surfaces of hard bodies and (or) the formation of residual deformation during friction that gradually changes the sizes and forms of a body. It has been ascertained in the ...

Google previewSurgery of the Hip (2012)

by Daniel J. Berry, Jay Lieberman

Chapter 3 KEY POINTS • Hip wear is a major factor in the service life of hip prostheses. • The hip bearing constitutes a tribological system; thus wear is a system property impacted by multiple variables such as bearing dimensions, anatomic ...

Google previewLubrication in Practice (2015)

by NA NA

Adhesive wear is the primary frictional processarising from surface rupture at asperity welds. Abrasion...

Fatigue wear is a subsurface phenomenon, particularly associated with rolling contact, resulting in eventual collapse of the surface due to ...

Google previewBiomechanics (2007)

Principles and Applications, Second Edition by Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino

Again, wear is the removal of material. The idea that friction causes wear and therefore, low friction means low wear, is a common mistake.

Google previewThe Tire Pavement Interface (1986)

A Symposium by Marion G. Pottinger

ABSTRACT: Tire wear is the result of frictional work in the tire-pavement interface that is generated when tread surface elements go through a frictional force-slip cycle during each passage through the footprint. This review focuses on the ...

Google previewThe Illustrated London News (1847)

Wear is that which is above all human imperfections, and yet shelters the weakest and wickedest, as well as the wisest of mankind H. CONUIDBUMS AND ANBWEIS. PACETIOUIasswsa: ass'rzmons sun 4. How must a circle be drawn round a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Wear, in geography, a river of England, which rises in the W. of Durham, and divides it into two parts; flowing SE. by Stanhope to Bishop's Auckland, and, thence NE. by Durham to Sunderland, where it' falls into the German Ocean. It has an ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding (1998)

by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins

Competitive powerlifters doing Deadlifts generally wear very thin slippers because being even a fraction of an inch lower can make the difference between success and failure lifting a huge poundage off the ground. You can also find athletic ...

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Usage statistics about wear

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb wear:

conversational speech77.27%task-oriented speech22.73% imaginative writing76.1%informational writing23.9%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wear:

wearingwearclothing

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb wear:

wearybusttiredonendurebearassumewearbreak

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Small photo of Young ballerina stands on the right toe on the modern building background behind the river outdoors. She wears a black dance wear and ballet shoes. Girl holds her lifted left leg with the hand.Small photo of Nice ballerina with windy hair stands on the pointes on the modern building background behind the river outdoors. She wears a black dance wear with a tutu and ballet shoes. Sun shines on her body.Small photo of Pretty ballerina with closed eyes stands on the right toe and leans on the textured concrete wall. Her hands are outstretched to the sides, left leg bent in a knee. Girl wears dance wear and pointes.Small photo of Couple in love wears headphones and holds microphone. Man with beard and girl hug on grey background. Pleasure, music and creative lifestyle concept. Music fans with concentrated faces wear sunglassesSmall photo of Man with beard and girl hug on grey background. Pleasure, music and creative lifestyle concept. Music fans with concentrated faces wear sunglasses. Couple in love wears headphones and holds microphone More...

Video language resources about Wear

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Sign language

WEAR | ASL - American Sign Language

The sign for WEAR in ASL (American Sign Language).

Quotes about Wear

Every wear
Noise...
Any wear

Noise...
Every thing noice...
Noice...

Noice...
Noice is
Some wear

good..
Some wear bad...
Love the noice...

Live the noice...
With out sleep...
With out peace... (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of W4E1A1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WEAR

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