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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wear  \Wear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Wore};  p.  p.  {Worn};  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  OHG.  werien 
  weren,  to  clothe,  Goth.  wasjan  L.  vestis  clothing,  vestire 
  to  clothe,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  vas.  Cf  {Vest}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  What  compass  will  you  wear  your  farthingale?  --Shak. 
 
  On  her  white  breast  a  sparkling  cross  s??  wore, 
  Which  Jews  might  kiss,  and  infidels  adore.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  have  or  exhibit  an  appearance  of  as  an  aspect  or 
  manner;  to  bear;  as  she  wears  a  smile  on  her  countenance. 
  ``He  wears  the  rose  of  youth  upon  him.''  --Shak. 
 
  His  innocent  gestures  wear  A  meaning  half  divine. 
  --Keble. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  To  impair,  waste,  or  diminish,  by  continual  attrition, 
  scraping,  percussion,  on  the  like  to  consume  gradually; 
  to  cause  to  lower  or  disappear;  to  spend. 
 
  That  wicked  wight  his  days  doth  wear.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  waters  wear  the  stones.  --Job  xiv.  19. 
 
  5.  To  cause  or  make  by  friction  or  wasting;  as  to  wear  a 
  channel;  to  wear  a  hole. 
 
  6.  To  form  or  shape  by  or  as  by  attrition. 
 
  Trials  wear  us  into  a  liking  of  what  possibly,  in 
  the  first  essay,  displeased  us  --Locke. 
 
  {To  wear  away},  to  consume;  to  impair,  diminish,  or  destroy, 
  by  gradual  attrition  or  decay. 
 
  {To  wear  off},  to  diminish  or  remove  by  attrition  or  slow 
  decay;  as  to  wear  off  the  nap  of  cloth. 
 
  {To  wear  on  or  upon},  to  wear.  [Obs.]  ``[I]  weared  upon  my 
  gay  scarlet  gites  [gowns.]''  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  wear  out}. 
  a  To  consume,  or  render  useless,  by  attrition  or  decay; 
  as  to  wear  out  a  coat  or  a  book. 
  b  To  consume  tediously.  ``To  wear  out  miserable  days.'' 
  --Milton. 
  c  To  harass;  to  tire.  ``[He]  shall  wear  out  the  saints 
  of  the  Most  High.''  --Dan  vii.  25. 
  d  To  waste  the  strength  of  as  an  old  man  worn  out  in 
  military  service. 
 
  {To  wear  the  breeches}.  See  under  {Breeches}.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wore  \Wore\, 
  imp.  of  {Ware}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wore  \Wore\, 
  imp.  of  {Wear}. 




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