Dictionary Results for wearing


1. wearing - noun

· (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Synonym(s): erosion, eroding, eating_away, wearing_away

Hypernym(s): geological_process, geologic_process




2. wearing - noun

· the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear"

Synonym(s): wear

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity




3. wear - verb

· be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day"

Synonym(s): have_on




4. wear - verb

· have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"

Synonym(s): bear

Hypernym(s): have, feature




5. wear - verb

· have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"

Hypernym(s): have, feature




6. wear - verb

· deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"

Synonym(s): wear_off, wear_out, wear_down, wear_thin

Hypernym(s): deteriorate




7. wear - verb

· have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"

Hypernym(s): have, feature




8. wear - verb

· last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"

Synonym(s): hold_out, endure

Hypernym(s): last, endure




9. wear - verb

· go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Synonym(s): break, wear_out, bust, fall_apart

Hypernym(s): decay, crumble, dilapidate




10. wear - verb

· exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

Synonym(s): tire, wear_upon, tire_out, weary, jade, wear_out, outwear, wear_down, fag_out, fag, fatigue

Hypernym(s): indispose




11. wear - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): put_on, get_into, don, assume

Hypernym(s): dress, get_dressed




12. wearing - adjective

· producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing"

Synonym(s): exhausting, tiring, wearying





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