What is wear?

  • (verb): Have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality.
    Example: "He always wears a smile"
    See also — Additional definitions below


In materials science, wear is erosion or sideways displacement of material from its "derivative" and original position on a solid surface performed by the action of another surface.

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Some articles on wear:

... Witton-le-Wear is a small village in County Durham, England ... It is situated on the north bank of the River Wear, 6 km (3.7 mi) to the north-west of Bishop Auckland ...
What Not To Wear (UK TV Series) - Publications
... Other success, included when the book What Not to Wear gained Trinny and Susannah a British Book Award in 2003 for "The TV Film Book of the Year" ... Books by Trinny and Susannah linked with What Not to Wear include What Not to Wear (2002) What Not to Wear 2 For Every Occasion (2003) What Not to Wear The Rules (2004) What Not to ...
... Due to this, practitioners often wear a dobok modeled after the Korean hanbok ... Traditional taekwondo practitioners may wear dobok that are identical or very similar to gi, with a cross-over jacket front, while International Taekwon-Do Federation-style taekwondo ... of Korean sword arts like kumdo usually wear wider pants, called chima baji (치마바지 literally, "skirt-pants") ...
Types - Erosive Wear
... Erosive wear can be described as an extremely short sliding motion and is executed within a short time interval ... Erosive wear is caused by the impact of particles of solid or liquid against the surface of an object ... A common example is the erosive wear associated with the movement of slurries through piping and pumping equipment ...
Highland Dress
... that are tied in the same way but have thin soles for indoor wear and dancing ... Traditionally, women and girls do not wear kilts but may wear ankle-length tartan skirts ... Women may also wear dress tartans which are modified versions which include white in place of a more prominent colour ...

More definitions of "wear":

  • (verb): Have on one's person.
    Synonyms: bear
  • (verb): Have or show an appearance of.
    Example: "Wear one's hair in a certain way"
  • (verb): Be dressed in.
    Synonyms: have on
  • (noun): The act of having on your person as a covering or adornment.
    Example: "She bought it for everyday wear"
    Synonyms: wearing
  • (noun): Impairment resulting from long use.
    Example: "The tires showed uneven wear"

Famous quotes containing the word wear:

    They wear their godhead lightly.
    They look out from their hill and say,
    To themselves, “We have nowhere to go but down;
    The great destination is to stay.”
    William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    The prince in disguise makes the most charming beggar in the world, no doubt; but that is because—as all fairy-tales from the beginning of time have taught us—the prince wears his rags as if they were purple. And, to do that, he not only must once have worn purple, but must never forget the purple that he has worn. And to the argument that all cannot wear purple, I can ... only reply that that seems to me to be no reason why all should wear rags.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    All of childhood’s unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)