Meaning of "wear" in Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /weər/ wore, worn

A1 to have a piece of clothing, jewellery, etc. on your body:

I wear jeans all the time.
She wears glasses.

to become thin and damaged after being used a lot, or to make this happen:

The carpet is already starting to wear in places.

(Definition of “wear” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)