wear - definition and synonyms

 
noun [uncountable] 

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/weə(r)/
  1. 1
    the continuous use that something has over a period of time

    Good suits stand a lot more wear.

    1. a.
      changes or damage that affect something when it has been used a lot

      There was heavy wear on all four wheels.

  2. 2
    clothes that are suitable for a particular activity or group of people
    evening/sports/children’s wear:

    I didn’t bring any evening wear.

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