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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Weir  \Weir\  (w[=e]r),  Wear  \Wear\,n.  [OE.  wer,  AS  wer;  akin  to 
  G.  wehr,  AS  werian  to  defend,  protect,  hinder,  G.  wehren 
  Goth.  warjan  and  perhaps  to  E.  wary;  or  cf  Skr.  v[.r]  to 
  check,  hinder.  [root]142.  Cf  {Garret}.] 
  1.  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 
  2.  A  fence  of  stakes,  brushwood,  or  the  like  set  in  a 
  stream,  tideway,  or  inlet  of  the  sea,  for  taking  fish. 
  3.  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wear  \Wear\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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. 
  2.  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.  ``Thus  wore  out  night.'' 
  Away  I  say  time  wears.  --Shak. 
  Thou  wilt  surely  wear  away  both  thou  and  this 
  people  that  is  with  thee.  --Ex.  xviii. 
  His  stock  of  money  began  to  wear  very  low  --Sir  W. 
  The  family  .  .  .  wore  out  in  the  earlier  part  of  the 
  century.  --Beaconsfield. 
  {To  wear  off},  to  pass  away  by  degrees;  as  the  follies  of 
  youth  wear  off  with  age. 
  {To  wear  on},  to  pass  on  as  time  wears  on  --G.  Eliot. 
  {To  wear  weary},  to  become  weary,  as  by  wear,  long 
  occupation,  tedious  employment,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wear  \Wear\  (?;  277),  n. 
  Same  as  {Weir}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wear  \Wear\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  {Veer}.]  (Naut.) 
  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  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.'' 
  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]: 
  Wear  \Wear\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  wearing,  or  the  state  of  being  worn; 
  consumption  by  use  diminution  by  friction;  as  the  wear 
  of  a  garment. 
  2.  The  thing  worn;  style  of  dress;  the  fashion. 
  Motley  's  the  only  wear.  --Shak. 
  {Wear  and  tear},  the  loss  by  wearing,  as  of  machinery  in  use 
  the  loss  or  injury  to  which  anything  is  subjected  by  use 
  accident,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wear  \Wear\,  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  impairment  resulting  from  long  use  "the  tires  showed  uneven 
  2:  covering  designed  to  be  worn  on  a  person's  body  [syn:  {clothing}, 
  {clothes},  {apparel},  {vesture},  {wearing  apparel}] 
  3:  the  act  of  wearing;  "she  bought  it  for  everyday  wear"  [syn: 
  v  1:  be  dressed  in  "She  was  wearing  yellow  that  day"  [syn:  {have 
  2:  have  one  one's  person;  "He  wore  a  red  ribbon";  "bear  a  scar" 
  [syn:  {bear}] 
  3:  have  in  one's  aspect;  wear  an  expression  of  one's  attitude 
  or  personality;  "He  always  wears  a  smile" 
  4:  deteriorate  through  use  or  stress;  "The  constant  friction 
  wore  out  the  cloth"  [syn:  {wear  off},  {wear  out},  {wear 
  5:  have  or  show  an  appearance  of  "wear  one's  hair  in  a  certain 
  6:  last  and  be  usable;  "This  dress  wore  well  for  almost  ten 
  years"  [syn:  {hold  out},  {endure}] 
  7:  go  to  pieces;  "The  lawn  mower  finally  broke";  "The  gears 
  wore  out";  "The  old  chair  finally  fell  apart  completely" 
  [syn:  {break},  {wear  out},  {bust},  {fall  apart}] 
  8:  exhaust  or  tire  though  overuse  or  great  strain  or  stress; 
  "We  wore  ourselves  out  on  this  hike"  [syn:  {tire},  {wear 
  upon},  {tire  out},  {weary},  {jade},  {wear  out},  {outwear}, 
  {wear  down},  {fag  out},  {fag},  {fatigue}]  [ant:  {refresh}] 
  9:  put  clothing  on  one's  body;  "What  should  I  wear  today?";  "He 
  put  on  his  best  suit  for  the  wedding";  "The  princess 
  donned  a  long  blue  dress";  "The  queen  assumed  the  stately 
  robes";  "He  got  into  his  jeans"  [syn:  {put  on},  {get  into}, 
  {don},  {assume}] 

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