"wearing" in the noun sense
1. erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away
geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
2. wear, wearing
the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
"she bought it for everyday wear"
"wearing" in the verb sense
1. wear, have on
be dressed in
"She was wearing yellow that day"
2. wear, bear
have on one's person
"He wore a red ribbon"
"bear a scar"
have in one's aspect wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
"He always wears a smile"
4. wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin
deteriorate through use or stress
"The constant friction wore out the cloth"
have or show an appearance of
"wear one's hair in a certain way"
6. wear, hold out, endure
last and be usable
"This dress wore well for almost ten years"
7. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
go to pieces
"The lawn mower finally broke"
"The gears wore out"
"The old chair finally fell apart completely"
8. tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
"We wore ourselves out on this hike"
9. wear, put on, get into, don, assume
put clothing on one's body
"What should I wear today?"
"He put on his best suit for the wedding"
"The princess donned a long blue dress"
"The queen assumed the stately robes"
"He got into his jeans"
"wearing" in the adjective sense
1. exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying
"an exhausting march"
"the visit was especially wearing"
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