to have sth on your body as a piece of clothing, a decoration, etc.
She was wearing a new coat.
Do I have to wear a tie?
Was she wearing a seat belt?
He wore glasses.
All delegates must wear a badge.
She always wears black (= black clothes) .
to have your hair in a particular style; to have a beard or moustache
She wears her hair long.
to wear a beard
expression on face
to have a particular expression on your face
He wore a puzzled look on his face.
His face wore a puzzled look.
damage with use
to become, or make sth become thinner, smoother or weaker through continuous use or rubbing
The carpets are starting to wear.
The sheets have worn thin.
The stones have been worn smooth by the constant flow of water.
to make a hole, path, etc. in sth by continuous use or rubbing
I've worn holes in all my socks.
stay in good condition
to stay in good condition after being used for a long time
That carpet is wearing well, isn't it?
You're wearing well─only a few grey hairs!
usually used in questions and negative sentences
to accept or allow sth, especially sth that you do not approve of
to allow your feelings to be seen by other people
to begin to become weaker or less acceptable
These excuses are wearing a little thin (= because we've heard them so many times before) .
especially of a woman
to be the person in a marriage or other relationship who makes most of the decisions
if you feel that a remark applies to you, you should accept it and take it as a warning or criticism
I didn't actually say that you were lazy, but if the cap fits…
to become, or make sth become, gradually thinner or smoother by continuously using or rubbing it
The inscription on the coin had worn away.
The steps had been worn away by the feet of thousands of pilgrims.
to become, or make sth become, gradually smaller or smoother by continuously using or rubbing it
Notice how the tread on this tyre has worn down.
to make sb/sth weaker or less determined, especially by continuously attacking or putting pressure on them or it over a period of time
Her persistence paid off and she eventually wore me down.
to gradually disappear or stop
The effects of the drug will soon wear off.
to pass, especially in a way that seems slow
As the evening wore on, she became more and more nervous.
to become, or make sth become, thin or no longer able to be used, usually because it has been used too much
He wore out two pairs of shoes last year.
to make yourself/sb feel very tired
The kids have totally worn me out.
You'll wear yourself out if you carry on working so hard.
usually in compounds
used especially in shops/stores to describe clothes for a particular purpose or occasion
casual/evening, etc. wear
童 / 女装
the fact of wearing sth
casual clothes for everyday wear
These woollen suits are not designed for wear in hot climates.
the amount or type of use that sth has over a period of time
You should get years of wear out of that carpet.
the damage or loss of quality that is caused when sth has been used a lot
His shoes were beginning to show signs of wear.
the damage to objects, furniture, property, etc. that is the result of normal use
The insurance policy does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear.
in a poor condition because of being used a lot
These are all words for the things that you wear, such as shirts, jackets, dresses and trousers.
the things that you wear, such as shirts, jackets, dresses and trousers
( rather formal ) clothes, especially a particular type of clothes
clothes or clothing?
clothing较clothes更正式，尤用以指某种类型的服装。clothes或clothing无单数形式，指一件衣服用a piece/an item/an article of clothing。
Clothing is more formal than clothes and is used especially to mean ‘a particular type of clothes’. There is no singular form of clothes or clothing : a piece/an item/an article of clothing is used to talk about one thing that you wear such as a dress or shirt.
( formal ) a piece of clothing
He was wearing a strange shapeless garment.
garment只用于正式场合或文学语境，在日常生活中，一件衣服用a piece of clothing。
Garment should only be used in formal or literary contexts; in everyday contexts use a piece of clothing .
clothes, especially when worn in a particular style or for a particular occasion
We were allowed to wear casual dress on Fridays.
(usually in compounds) clothes for a particular purpose or occasion, especially when it is being sold in shops/stores
the children's wear department
( informal ) clothes
Her friends were all wearing the latest gear (= fashionable clothes) .
the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
- she bought it for everyday wear
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
近义词: clothing,article of clothing,vesture,wearable,habiliment
impairment resulting from long use
- the tires showed uneven wear
have or show an appearance of
- wear one's hair in a certain way
have on one's person
- He wore a red ribbon
- bear a scar
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
近义词: put on,get into,don,assume
be dressed in
- She was wearing yellow that day
近义词: have on
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
- We wore ourselves out on this hike
近义词: tire,wear upon,tire out,weary,jade,wear out,outwear,wear down,fag out,fag,fatigue
deteriorate through use or stress
- The constant friction wore out the cloth
近义词: wear off,wear out,wear down,wear thin
go to pieces
- The lawn mower finally broke
- The gears wore out
- The old chair finally fell apart completely
近义词: break,wear out,bust,fall apart
last and be usable
- This dress wore well for almost ten years
近义词: hold out,endure
have in one's aspect;wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
- He always wears a smile