Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suitable for wear.
  • adjective Suitable for easy wear.
  • noun Something that can be worn, especially a garment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being worn; fit for wear, as a garment or a textile fabric.
  • noun A garment; a piece of wearing-apparel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being worn; suitable to be worn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Able to be worn.
  • noun Something that can be worn; an item of clothing.

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

  • adjective suitable for wear or able to be worn
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

wear +‎ -able

Examples

  • With an impressive feel for fashion and quality, the collection offers the best in wearable maternity apparel helping moms-to-be to look fabulous seven days a week with key pieces that work for any day, any occasion.

    Baby Cravings « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

  • Children's warm clothes, new (not secondhand) lungis and dhotis for men. sturdy saris in wearable condition, rice and dal are welcome.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I've always been interested in wearable computers ... and here's an exciting development brought to you by some kick-ass Japanese developers.

    Archive 2003-08-01

  • I've always been interested in wearable computers ... and here's an exciting development brought to you by some kick-ass Japanese developers.

    Being Invisible.

  • "His stuff doesn't look like anybody else," but it's wearable, which is hard to do in menswear, says Jenna Lyons , creative director for J.

    Early Shows Draw Scouts and Mentors

  • I deal a lot in what I'd call wearable, everyday fashions that are usually quite affordable.

    July 2008

  • I deal a lot in what I'd call wearable, everyday fashions that are usually quite affordable.

    Holly at Lucite Box Vintage - A Dress A Day

  • "They are all part of a trend called connected health, and another trend called wearable technology."

    News

  • "They are all part of a trend called connected health, and another trend called wearable technology."

    News

  • Her collection of work is best described as wearable art.

    JSOnline.com

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