from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Intended to be worn: wearing apparel.
- adj. Causing fatigue; tiring: a wearing visit.
- adj. Causing wear; eroding: the wearing effects of wind on rock formations.
- adj. Subject to or showing indication of wear: lubrication applied to wearing points.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. intended to be worn
- adj. causing tiredness
- adj. causing erosion
- n. the mechanical process of eroding or grinding
- v. Present participle of wear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who wears; the manner in which a thing wears; use; conduct; consumption.
- n. That which is worn; clothes; garments.
- adj. Pertaining to, or designed for, wear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act. of one who wears.
- n. That which one wears; clothes; garments.
- n. The act of wearing away or passing.
- Wasting; consuming; exhausting; tiring: as, wearing suspense or grief.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. producing exhaustion
- n. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
- n. the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
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