He was wearing blue jeans.
She wore a red blouse to work.
White coats are often worn by doctors.
He doesn't wear a watch.
a badge worn by police officers
Were you wearing a seat belt?
She wears her hair in a ponytail.
I used to wear my hair long.
The teacher was wearing a frown.
He wore a hole in his pants. Noun
shoes that are perfect for everyday wear
The deck is built to withstand years of wear.
I got a lot of wear out of these boots.
a new line of evening wear
The carpet is showing signs of wear.
You should inspect the tires for wear. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Warren wore red swim trunks, which matched nearly perfectly with Lorde's red strapless scalloped bikini.—Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 Dancer Crystal Williams wears an outfit by Asha Daniels.—Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 Throughout the week superstars wore brands that hold meaning to them.—Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 21 Sep. 2023 Klimek: We’re all particularly obsessed with this history of orcas wearing salmon on their heads.—Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 In keeping with the increasingly pervasive trend of men wearing fine jewelry, Sotheby’s is keeping pace with the times by introducing its first sale dedicated to men’s jewelry.—Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 19 Sep. 2023 At 6-foot-4, Epps, wearing a bright red Trump hat, stood out.—Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 19 Sep. 2023 Comer arrived at the Burberry show wearing a knee-high heeled pair by the brand with statement buckles across the front.—Emma Spedding, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2023 Plus, each piece is beautifully made and feels so special—I’ve made some of my favorite recent memories while wearing Poppy and Pink’s pieces (the dresses are my favorite).—Carly Totten, Southern Living, 19 Sep. 2023
Reviewers love them for their butt-flattering cut and for holding their shape after many wears.—Alex Apatoff, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Darn Tough suggests washing your socks after every two to three full days of wear.—Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 15 Sep. 2023 Those intended for outdoor use are more heavy-duty and can stay outside day and night and be none the worse for wear.—Sarah Wolf Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 Available in both silver and gold, this ring is subtle yet meaningful enough for everyday wear.—Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 9 Sep. 2023 The collection links Rokh’s sleek silhouettes, Canada Goose’s warm wear and McCormick’s picturesque artworks to create statement pieces perfect for your Aspen ski trip.—The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 The lightweight fabric of this top is easy to fold into your personal item for wear during your flight, and a deep pocket at the front of the shirt boasts plenty of space to hold your phone if your hands are full while hurrying through the airport.—Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2023 Some of the best athletic compression socks offer tons of benefits for workout performance, recovery, and yes, even everyday wear.—John Thompson, Men's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 With dog harnesses, our test took on a more daily use angle, such as exposure to rain, gnawing teeth, and checking for wear like fraying or loose strings.—Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English weren, from Old English werian; akin to Old Norse verja to clothe, invest, spend, Latin vestis clothing, garment, Greek hennynai to clothe