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WEAR, verb transitive preterit tense wore; participle passive worn.
1. To waste or impair by rubbing or attrition; to lessen or diminish by time, use or instruments. A current of water often wears a channel in limestone.
2. To carry appendant to the body, as clothes or weapons; as, to wear a coat or a robe; to wear a sword; to wear a crown.
On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore.
3. To have or exhibit an appearance; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
4. To affect by degrees.
Trials wear us into a liking of what possible, in the first essay, displeased us.
To wear away, to consume; to impair, diminish or destroy by gradual attrition or decay.
To wear off, to diminish by attrition or slow decay.
To wear out,
1. To consume; to render useless by attrition or decay; as, to wear out a coat or a book.
2. To consume tediously; as, to wear out life in idle projects.
3. To harass; to tire.
He shall wear out the saints of the Most High. Daniel 7:25.
4. To waste the strength of; as an old amn worn out in the service of his country.
WEAR, verb intransitive
1. To be wasted; to be diminished by attrition, by use, or by time.
Thou wilt surely wear away. Exodus 18:18.
2. To be tediously spent.
Thus wore out night.
3. To be consumed by slow degrees. It is better to wear out, than to rust out.
To wear off, to pass away by degrees. The follies of youth wear off with age.
1. The act of wearing; diminution by friction; as the wear and tear of a garment.
2. The thing worn.
WEAR, noun [See Warren and Guard.]
1. A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for conducting it to a mill, or for taking fish.
2. An instrument or kind of basket work for catching fish.
WEARABLE, adjective That can be worn.
WEARD, Sax. A warden, in names, denotes watchfulness or care, but it must not be confounded with ward, in toward.
WEARER, noun [from wear.]
1. One who wears or carries as appendant to the body; as the wearer of a cloke, a sword or a crown.
2. That which wastes or diminishes.
WEARINESS, noun [from weary.]
1. The state of being weary or tired; that lassitude or exhaustion of strength which is induced by labor; fatigue.
With weariness and wine oppresd.
2. Lassitude; uneasiness proceeding from continued waiting, disappointed expectation or exhausted patience, or from other cause.
WEARING, participle present tense
1. Bearing on or appendant to the person; diminishing by friction; consuming.
2. adjective Denoting what is worn; as wearing apparel.
WEARING, noun Clothes; garments.
1. Boggy; watery. [Not in use.]
2. Weak; washy. [Not in use.]
WEARISOME, adjective [from weary.] Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; fatiguing; as a wearisome march; a wearisome days work.
WEARISOME nights are appointed unto me. Job 7:3.
WEARISOMELY, adverb Tediously; so as to cause weariness.
WEARISOMENESS, noun The quality of exhausting strength or patience; tiresomeness; tediousness; as the wearisomeness of toil, or of waiting long in anxious expectation.
1. Having the strength much exhausted by toil or violent exertion; tired; fatigued. [It should be observed however that this word expresses less than tired, particularly when applied to a beast; as a tired horse. It is followed by of, before the cause of fatigue; as, to be weary of marching; to be weary of reaping; to be weary of study.]
2. Having the patience exhausted, or the mind yielding to discouragement. He was weary of asking for redress.
3. Causing weariness; tiresome; as a weary way; a weary life.
WEARY, verb transitive [from the adjective.]
1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength of the body; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary ones self with labor or traveling.
The people shall weary themselves for very vanity. Habakkuk 2:13.
2. To make impatient of continuance.
I stay too long by thee; I weary thee.
3. To harass by any thing irksome; as, to be wearied of waiting for the arrival of the post.
To weary out, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.