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    Definition:
    Wear - (n.) Same as Weir.
    Wear - (v. t.) To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up, instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessel's bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther, her sails fill on the other side; to veer.
    Wear - (v. t.) To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon one's self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare, bondage, etc.; to have appendant to one's body; to have on; as, to wear a coat; to wear a shackle.
    Wear - (v. t.) To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her countenance.
    Wear - (v. t.) To use up by carrying or having upon one's self; hence, to consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to wear clothes rapidly.
    Wear - (v. t.) To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend.
    Wear - (v. t.) To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole.
    Wear - (v. t.) To form or shape by, or as by, attrition.
    Wear - (v. i.) To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.
    Wear - (v. i.) To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually.
    Wear - (n.) The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.
    Wear - (n.) The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion.
    Wear - (n.) A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like.
    Wear - (n.) A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
    Wear - (n.) A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, -- used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Awearied - (p. p.) Wearied.
    Aweary - (a.) Weary.
    Dog-weary - (a.) Extremely weary.
    Forswearing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forswear
    Forswear - (v. i.) To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
    Forswear - (v. i.) To deny upon oath.
    Forswear - (v. i.) To swear falsely; to commit perjury.
    Forswearer - (n.) One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.
    Forwweary - (v. t.) To weary extremely; to dispirit.
    Life-weary - (a.) Weary of living.
    Mainswear - (v. i.) To swear falsely.
    Manswear - (v. i.) To swear falsely. Same as Mainswear.
    Misswear - (v. i.) To swear falsely.
    Miswear - (v. t.) To wear ill.
    Neckwear - (n.) A collective term for cravats, collars, etc.
    Outswear - (v. t.) To exceed in swearing.
    Outwear - (v. t.) To wear out; to consume or destroy by wearing.
    Outwear - (v. t.) To last longer than; to outlast; as, this cloth will outwear the other.
    Outweary - (v. t.) To weary out.
    Overwear - (v. t.) To wear too much; to wear out.
    Overweary - (v. t.) To weary too much; to tire out.
    Swearing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swear
    Swear - (v. i.) To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc.
    Swear - (v. i.) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
    Swear - (v. i.) To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon God in imprecation; to curse.
    Swear - (v. t.) To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath.
    Swear - (v. t.) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.
    Swear - (v. t.) To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.
    Swear - (v. t.) To appeal to by an oath.
    Swearer - (n.) One who swears; one who calls God to witness for the truth of his declaration.
    Swearer - (n.) A profane person; one who uses profane language.
    Swearing - () a. & n. from Swear, v.
    Underwear - (n.) That which is worn under the outside clothing; underclothes.
    Unswear - (v. t.) To recant or recall, as an oath; to recall after having sworn; to abjure.
    Unswear - (v. i.) To recall an oath.
    Unwearied - (a.) Not wearied; not fatigued or tired; hence, persistent; not tiring or wearying; indefatigable.
    Unweary - (v. t.) To cause to cease being weary; to refresh.
    Wearing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wear
    Weared - (imp. & p. p.) of Wear
    Wearable - (a.) Capable of being worn; suitable to be worn.
    Wearer - (n.) One who wears or carries as appendant to the body; as, the wearer of a cloak, a sword, a crown, a shackle, etc.
    Wearer - (n.) That which wastes or diminishes.
    Weariable - (a.) That may be wearied.
    Weariful - (a.) Abounding in qualities which cause weariness; wearisome.
    Weariless - (a.) Incapable of being wearied.
    Wearily - (adv.) In a weary manner.
    Weariness - (n.) The quality or state of being weary or tried; lassitude; exhaustion of strength; fatigue.
    Wearing - (n.) The act of one who wears; the manner in which a thing wears; use; conduct; consumption.
    Wearing - (n.) That which is worn; clothes; garments.
    Wearing - (a.) Pertaining to, or designed for, wear; as, wearing apparel.
    Wearish - (a.) Weak; withered; shrunk.
    Wearish - (a.) Insipid; tasteless; unsavory.
    Wearisome - (a.) Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day's work; a wearisome book.
    Weary - (superl.) Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
    Weary - (superl.) Causing weariness; tiresome.
    Weary - (superl.) Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with of before the cause; as, weary of marching, or of confinement; weary of study.
    Wearied - (imp. & p. p.) of Weary
    Wearying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weary
    Weary - (v. t.) To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self with labor or traveling.
    Weary - (v. t.) To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.
    Weary - (v. t.) To harass by anything irksome.
    Weary - (v. i.) To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Wear - v. (past wore; past part. Worn) 1 have on one's person as clothing or an ornament etc. 2 exhibit or present (a facial expression etc.) (wore a frown). 3 colloq. (usu. With neg.) Tolerate. 4 (often foll. By away, down) a injure the surface of, or partly obliterate or alter, by rubbing, stress, or use. B undergo such injury or change. 5 (foll. By off, away) rub or be rubbed off. 6 make (a hole etc.) By constant rubbing or dripping etc. 7 (often foll. By out) exhaust. 8 (foll. By down) overcome by persistence. 9 (foll. By well etc.) Endure continued use or life. 10 (of time) pass, esp. Tediously. 11 (of a ship) fly (a flag). n. 1 wearing or being worn. 2 things worn; fashionable or suitable clothing (sportswear; footwear). 3 (in full wear and tear) damage from continuous use. wear one's heart on one's sleeve show one's feelings openly. Wear off lose effectiveness or intensity. Wear out 1 use or be used until useless. 2 tire or be tired out. Wear thin (of patience, excuses, etc.) Begin to fail. Wear the trousers see *trousers. wearer n. [old english]
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    Footwear - n. Shoes, socks, etc.
    Forswear - v. (past forswore; past part. Forsworn) 1 abjure; renounce. 2 (as forsworn adj.) Perjured. forswear oneself perjure oneself. [old english]
    Hard-wearing - adj. Able to stand much wear.
    Knitwear - n. Knitted garments.
    Leisurewear - n. Informal clothes, esp. Sportswear.
    Menswear - n. Clothes for men.
    Rainwear - n. Clothes for wearing in the rain.
    Sportswear - n. Clothes for sports or informal wear.
    Swear - v. (past swore; past part. Sworn) 1 a (often foll. By to + infin. Or that + clause) state or promise solemnly or on oath. B (cause to) take (an oath) (swore them to secrecy). 2 colloq. Insist (swore he was fit). 3 (often foll. By at) use profane or obscene language. 4 (foll. By by) a appeal to as a witness in taking an oath (swear by almighty god). B colloq. Have great confidence in (swears by yoga). 5 (foll. By to; usu. In neg.) Say certainly (could not swear to it). n. Spell of swearing. swear blind colloq. Affirm emphatically. Swear in induct into office etc. With an oath. Swear off colloq. Promise to abstain from (drink etc.). [old english]
    Swear-word - n. Profane or indecent word.
    Swimwear - n. Clothing for swimming in.
    Swimwear - n. Clothing for swimming in.
    Underwear - n. Underclothes.
    Unwearying - adj. Persistent.
    Wearisome - adj. Tedious; tiring by monotony or length.
    Weary - adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 very tired after exertion or endurance. 2 (foll. By of) no longer interested in, tired of. 3 tiring, tedious. v. (-ies, -ied) make or grow weary. wearily adv. Weariness n. [old english]
    World-weary - adj. Bored with human affairs. world-weariness n.

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