Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “wear” en inglés

See all translations

wear

verb uk   /weər/ us    /wer/ (wore, worn)

wear verb (ON BODY)

A1 [T] to have clothing, jewellery, etc. on your body: Tracey is wearing a simple black dress. What are you wearing to Caroline's wedding? Some musicians don't like to wear rings when they're playing. He wears glasses for reading. She wears very little make-up.C2 [T] to show a particular emotion on your face: The minister wore a confident smile throughout the interview.B2 [T] to arrange your hair in a particular way: When she's working she wears her hair in a ponytail. You should wear your hair up (= so that it does not hang down) more often - it suits you.
More examples

wear verb (WEAKEN)

[I] to become weaker, damaged, or thinner because of continuous use: I'm very fond of this shirt but it's starting to wear at the collar. The wheel bearings have worn over the years, which is what's causing the noise. [T usually + adv/prep] to produce something such as a hole or loss of material by continuous use, rubbing, or movement: I always seem to wear a hole in the left elbow of my sweaters. Over many years, flowing water wore deep grooves into the rock. Wind and water slowly wore down the mountain's jagged edges.

wear verb (ALLOW)

[T] UK old-fashioned informal to allow or accept something: I'd ask my boss for some time off but I don't think she'd wear it.

wear

noun [U] uk   /weər/ us    /wer/

wear noun [U] (CLOTHES)

( also wear) clothes suitable for a particular use or clothes of a particular type: casual wear leisure wear knitwear

wear noun [U] (USE)

the amount or type of use an object has had or can be expected to have, especially before showing damage: I've had a lot of wear out of these boots - I've had them for five years. I've only worn the shirt a couple of times and it's already showing signs of wear (= damage).
(Definition of wear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de wear
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “wear” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Palabra del día

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Aprende más 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Aprende más