Meaning of WEAR in English


Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : the act of wearing : the state of being worn : USE <clothes for everyday wear >

2 a : clothing or an article of clothing usually of a particular kind especially : clothing worn for a special occasion or popular during a specific period b : FASHION , VOGUE

3 : wearing quality : durability under use

4 : the result of wearing or use : diminution or impairment due to use < wear -resistant surface>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.