Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: wear
IPA transcription: [w'ɛɹ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wear, have_on
    Meaning: be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day"
  • Synonyms: wear, bear
    Meaning: have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
  • Synonyms: wear
    Meaning: have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"
  • Synonyms: wear, wear_off, wear_out, wear_down, wear_thin
    Meaning: deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
  • Synonyms: wear
    Meaning: have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"
  • Synonyms: wear, hold_out, endure
    Meaning: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
Usage examples
  • Does her page wear a feather?
  • "Why do you wear that ugly wig?
  • Ever wear a wet buckskin glove?
  • I'll wear my school dress and hat.
  • Nor did that day wear out her resentment.
  • It would, of course, wear him down in time.
  • "All gentlewomen wear such caps as these--"
  • "You can't wear half you've got," said some.
  • It may wear chains, but it will break through.
  • My brothers have given me paint and I wear it."