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wear
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 17
1. Wore.
Part of Speech: noun
1. 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.
2. Same as Weir.
3. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.
4. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion.
5. 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.
6. A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
Part of Speech: verb
2. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. 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.
3. To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
4. 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.
6. To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole.
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