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wear1 British & World English

Have (something) on one’s body as clothing, decoration, or protection

wear2 British & World English

Bring (a ship) about by turning its head away from the wind

wear English Thesaurus

he was wearing a dark green suit

Wear New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

river of northern England

wear on British & World English

(Of a period of time) pass, especially slowly or tediously

wear thin British & World English

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable

wear off British & World English

Lose effectiveness or intensity

casual wear British & World English

Articles of clothing suitable for informal occasions or situations

evening wear British & World English

Clothing, especially for women, that is suitable for formal social occasions

wear-resistant British & World English

(Of a surface or material) not easily damaged by friction or use

ready-to-wear British & World English

(Of clothes) made for the general market and sold through shops rather than made to order for an individual customer

Tyne and Wear British & World English

A former metropolitan county of NE England

wash-and-wear British & World English

(Of a garment or fabric) easily washed, drying quickly, and not needing to be ironed

wear something out British & World English

Use or be used until no longer in good condition or working order

ready-to-wear New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of garment) not made to measure

Tyne and Wear New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

former metropolitan county of NE England

wear the trousers British & World English

Be the dominant partner in a relationship

the worse for wear British & World English

In a poor condition; worn or shabby

wear someone/thing out British & World English

Exhaust or tire someone or something

wear someone/thing down British & World English

Overcome someone or something by persistence

wear on in wear1 British & World English

(Of a period of time) pass, especially slowly or tediously

if the cap fits, wear it British & World English

Used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to themselves

wear oneself to a shadow British & World English

Completely exhaust oneself through overwork

wear thin in wear1 British & World English

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable

wear off in wear1 British & World English

Lose effectiveness or intensity

wear something out in wear1 British & World English

Use or be used until no longer in good condition or working order

wear one's heart on one's sleeve British & World English

Make one’s feelings apparent

frazzle British & World English

The state of being completely exhausted

skiwear British & World English

Clothing suitable for wearing while skiing

wear someone/thing out in wear1 British & World English

Exhaust or tire someone or something

workwear British & World English

Heavy-duty clothes for physical or manual work

wear someone/thing down in wear1 British & World English

Overcome someone or something by persistence

formalwear British & World English

Clothing, such as tuxedos and evening gowns, for formal social occasions

leisurewear British & World English

Casual clothes designed to be worn for leisure activities

wear off in wear English Thesaurus

the novelty soon wore off

wear on in wear English Thesaurus

as the afternoon wore on he began to look unhappy

wear out in wear English Thesaurus

a cheap bed will wear out faster than a quality one

wear the trousers in trousers British & World English

Be the dominant partner in a relationship

the worse for wear in worse British & World English

In a poor condition; worn or shabby

wear oneself to a shadow in shadow British & World English

Completely exhaust oneself through overwork

if the cap fits, wear it in cap1 British & World English

Used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to themselves


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