from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To last longer than; outlast: durable clothing that outwears other brands.
  • transitive v. To get over (something) by the passage of time; outgrow: "He . . . may outwear those unattractive qualities of character” ( Westminster Gazette).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To wear out
  • v. To outlast
  • v. To survive longer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To wear out; to consume or destroy by wearing.
  • transitive v. To last longer than; to outlast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wear out; exhaust utterly; wear away; waste; impair; hence, to render obsolete.
  • To exhaust gradually by use or persistence; use up; consume; hence, to pass away (time); last out; endure to the end of; wait till the expiration or conclusion of.
  • To wear or last longer than; outlast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  • v. last longer than others


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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