wear vs ware

wear ware

Definitions

  • 1) Clothing, especially of a particular kind or for a particular use. Often used in combination.
  • 2) Damage resulting from use or age.
  • 3) The act of wearing or the state of being worn; use.
  • 4) The ability to withstand impairment from use or attrition.
  • 5) The act of wearing or using, or the state of being worn or used, as garments, ornaments, etc.; use: as, a garment not for every-day wear.
  • 6) An article or articles worn, or intended or fit to be worn; style of dress, adornment, or the like; hence, fashion; vogue.
  • 7) Stuff or material for articles of wear; material for garments, etc.
  • 8) Use; usage received in course of being worn or used; the impairment or diminution in bulk, value, efficiency, etc., which results from use, friction, time, or the like.
  • 9) Toefface;obliterate.
  • 10) To damage, diminish, erode, or consume by long or hard use, attrition, or exposure. Often used with away, down, or off.
  • 11) To fly or display (colors). Used of a ship, jockey, or knight.
  • 12) To display in one's appearance.
  • 13) Nautical To come about with stern to windward.
  • 14) To bear, carry, or maintain in a particular manner.
  • 15) To last under continual or hard use.
  • 16) To last through the passage of time.
  • 17) To pass gradually or tediously.
  • 18) To bring to a specified condition by long use or attrition.
  • 19) To break down or diminish through use or attrition.
  • 20) To carry or have on one's person as covering, adornment, or protection.
  • 21) Nautical To make (a sailing ship) come about with the wind aft.
  • 22) To carry or have habitually on one's person, especially as an aid.
  • 23) To produce by constant use, attrition, or exposure.
  • 24) To fatigue, weary, or exhaust.
  • 25) (wear thin) To be weakened or eroded gradually.
  • 26) (wear thin) To become less convincing, acceptable, or popular, as through repeated use.
  • 27) (pants/trousers) To exercise controlling authority in a household.

Examples

  • 1) Does she get to wear a big white wedding dress?
  • 2) These are thick enough to wear well into autumn.
  • 3) Alpha women have long been wearing dresses to the office.
  • 4) One said we wore dressing gowns when taking a different path to the sheds.
  • 5) He wears far too much hairspray for my liking.
  • 6) The easiest way to wear it?
  • 7) They look really good with jeans, but you could wear them with something smarter.
  • 8) Remember when we all used to wear baggy, loose jeans and we thought that was really cool?
  • 9) But most important, by far, is the number of times consumers wear a garment before throwing it out.
  • 10) We had to wear normal clothes right the way through.
  • 11) Or just get him to wear them in the bedroom.
  • 12) You might as well just wear dental floss.
  • 13) Women take clothes they no longer wear and exchange them for what they like.
  • 14) What else does one wear with a slouchy pyjama trouser suit?
  • 15) The staging and scenery showed signs of much wear.
  • 16) It always feels great to wear something new.
  • 17) We love the way he wears that parka.
  • 18) In a leg that you wear all the time in your real life.
  • 19) Swimming attire should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools.
  • 20) He wore casual team gear and an air of slight indifference.
  • 21) We need to make very sure that we are wearing clothes.
  • 22) She had two pairs and used to wear a red one with a green one.
  • 23) On normal days he wore a casual jacket with many pockets.
  • 24) You may as well wear sponges for shoes.
  • 25) wear them long and tuck your bottoms into them.
  • 26) So why on earth does he wear that one?
  • 27) The bond had suffered much wear and tear.
  • 28) At a party you will not be the only person wearing something false.
  • 29) Any style she wears sells five times better than others.
  • 30) There were things she refused to do, such as wearing anything involving buttons.
  • 31) Who gets to wear the trousers has always mattered, of course.
  • 32) Undoubtedly, the most modern way to wear warm red is with white.
  • 33) ‘boom’, ‘skipper’, ‘tafferel’, ‘to smuggle’; ‘to wear’, in the sense of veer, as when we say ‘_to wear_ a ship’; ‘skates’, too, and
  • 34) I do think that in resort cities like Cancun, beach-type wear is fine for those that can wear it well.
  • 35) As far as barrel wear is concerned if you are firing the same load in 2 rifles and getting faster velocity out of one than the other I really don't see how it can affect barrel life, the heat and pressure would be pretty much the same should it not?
  • 36) I have tons of fishing caps that have brought me luck over the years, I love fishing soft plastics for bass, so the one I currently wear is a ZOOM bait cap.
  • 37) Anyone who does not like what I wear is too bad; it's my choice.
  • 38) Obviously, the notion of ready-to-wear is not on the table.
  • 39) Editor's note: Ok, full disclosure, one of the other hats I wear is that of President/CEO of the Mars Institute.
  • 40) Will Palin wear her bondage jacket today she got from Steele?
  • 41) ‘He had no protective clothing and wore only overalls.’
  • 42) ‘Both robbers wore balaclavas, dark clothing and hooded jackets.’
  • 43) ‘The offenders were described only as wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.’
  • 44) ‘A specialist cleaning company had to send in people wearing protective clothing and breathing masks to clear what turned out to be six tonnes of waste.’
  • 45) ‘Bradburne, a no-nonsense lady wearing a headscarf to protect her head from the bitter north wind, shrugs her shoulders.’
  • 46) ‘The man was wearing a dark navy suit, which fitted his body like a glove.’
  • 47) ‘I don't think they should go to the parade wearing suits and smart clothing because it just won't seem right at all.’
  • 48) ‘Many of the victims wore multiple layers of clothing and carried small personal items like jewelry and medication.’
  • 49) ‘When meeting a man for the first time, wear an item of clothing that will make it easy and fun for him to spot you.’
  • 50) ‘Mr Laing and the rest of the crew wore several layers of protective clothing, which made moving around the boat difficult.’
  • 51) ‘Crews wearing breathing apparatus spent more than seven hours extinguishing the blaze and ensuring the property was safe.’
  • 52) ‘He was wearing a balaclava and dark clothing at the time of the incident.’
  • 53) ‘The men, wearing ski masks and dark clothing, were seen running off down Water Lane.’
  • 54) ‘He is wearing a dark indigo suit, elegant in its tailoring, a fine white shirt, and a richly colored tie.’
  • 55) ‘Out of the corner of my eye, however, I can see two dark-suited men wearing shades leaning against a wall staring at me intently.’
  • 56) ‘I do wear mini skirts sometimes but black ones not pink ones!’
  • 57) ‘She walked over to the other side of the room, wearing only her undergarments.’
  • 58) ‘She was a fine-looking woman in her thirties, wearing a smart black dress.’
  • 59) ‘She wore the black sequined dress to her 37th birthday party at the Tate Museum.’
  • 60) ‘She was wearing a silky black dress that stopped just above her knees.’
  • 61) ‘There was a girl standing in front of a mirror wearing a long black dress.’
  • 62) ‘To finish the outfit off, she decided to wear her black rimmed glasses rather than her contacts.’
  • 63) ‘Aymara men in the Altiplano region wear long cotton trousers and woolen caps with ear flaps.’
  • 64) ‘And what about the robes that priests wear? They too are long, flowing and can be used to conceal such things.’
  • 65) ‘Do you wear glasses or contact lenses?’
  • 66) ‘Over 90% of North American women wear a bra, many without ever asking why.’
  • 67) ‘By the time I reached the girl Ryan was presently dancing with, Mark wore a skeptical expression on his face.’
  • 68) ‘She looked at Dylan who was wearing a slight unfamiliar facial expression.’
  • 69) ‘His familiar face appeared on the front page of the Brighton Argus, wearing an expression of glowering discomfort.’
  • 70) ‘He's wearing a slightly dazed expression, but looks relaxed.’
  • 71) ‘All wore grave expressions, and the children appeared close to tears.’
  • 72) ‘She literally froze in mid-run, her face still wearing a fierce expression.’
  • 73) ‘Mr. Harken, on the other hand, still wore the same pleasant expression.’
  • 74) ‘However, his face wore an expression she knew all too well.’
  • 75) ‘Tyler, who wore a politely puzzled expression, sat very comfortably on the couch, with one leg resting on top of the other.’
  • 76) ‘When she spoke again, she was almost whispering, and she wore a particularly vulnerable expression.’
  • 77) ‘Usually he'd put a smile on his face during a meeting like this, but instead he wore a very dismal expression.’
  • 78) ‘She then turned her head to look at Josh, who wore a very confused expression.’
  • 79) ‘Alice, the head nurse, wore her usual grim expression and young Lily stood at the foot of the bed with wide, expectant eyes.’
  • 80) ‘Instead, you stand meekly, wearing your most hopeful expression, vainly attempting to read the seating plan upside down.’
  • 81) ‘Behind her stood Kip, hands on his hips and wearing an unusually serious expression.’
  • 82) ‘He wore the broadest of smiles as Donald was presented with the cup.’
  • 83) ‘He wears such an infectious smile all the time that one finds it difficult to associate him with a subject as grim as mental health.’
  • 84) ‘In fact, every classical musician had reasons to wear such a smile.’
  • 85) ‘One look at Sophia's face and the guilty expression she wore confirmed her suspicions.’
  • 86) ‘The stern expression he wore did little to calm her already stretched nerves.’
  • 87) ‘He was neither tall nor short with graying hair and wore a well-trimmed beard.’
  • 88) ‘His short, blonde hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a gush of water.’
  • 89) ‘Her honey-blond hair was worn in a shoulder-length bob and she had deep blue eyes.’
  • 90) ‘I had fine hair which was worn long until it was cut when I turned sixteen.’
  • 91) ‘She was in her sixties and wore her thinning gray hair pulled back in a loose bun with all but a few strands secured by bobby pins.’
  • 92) ‘He wore a well-trimmed gray beard and he kept his hair combed neatly.’
  • 93) ‘Her hair, which was worn up, was blonde with a tint of auburn.’
  • 94) ‘Milly, who had red hair which was always worn in a ponytail, and brown eyes, still had a child-like mentality.’
  • 95) ‘Ann then played with Kat's hair for few minutes until it was just perfect; Kat's hair would be worn down.’
  • 96) ‘When it came to how Sarah's hair should be worn, there was an even greater dispute.’
  • 97) ‘She wore her light brown hair up in two messy Chinese-style knots on top of her head and had secured them with shoelaces, one neon orange and one plaid.’
  • 98) ‘She wore her honey-colored hair in a ponytail, a baseball cap shielding her face from the afternoon sun.’
  • 99) ‘Amy wore her long brown hair down and a light shade of pink eyeliner.’
  • 100) ‘She wore her long blonde hair in a thick braid and her white dress swayed about her ankles as she walked to the other side of the porch.’
  • 101) ‘I remember that Jason wore his longish blonde hair combed over to one side.’
  • 102) ‘Katy always braided her hair and Ansley always wore hers in a ponytail.’
  • 103) ‘Her hard-set blue eyes were serious and cool, and she wore her reddish blonde hair in tight curls.’
  • 104) ‘Perhaps she was a businesswoman now, who normally wore her shoulder-length hair in a tight bun.’
  • 105) ‘On a daily basis, he wears his lightly graying hair in braids, but for ceremonies he takes great care preparing his hair and traditional costume.’
  • 106) ‘The girl, on the other hand, wears her glossy red hair long, tied back into a ponytail, and she had glittery black eyes.’
  • 107) ‘Kate stepped off the plane wearing a long skirt and a cute little blouse, wearing her long blonde hair in a ponytail.’
  • 108) ‘She was wearing her long raven hair down like always, with just a touch of make-up gracing her pale skin.’
  • 109) ‘As well as being the senior ensign of the King's ships, the red ensign was also worn by merchant ships.’
  • 110) ‘The Blue Ensign worn by Government vessels usually has the badge of the department in the fly.’
  • 111) ‘She still continues to wear the Blue Ensign until her hand-over to the Navy, scheduled for September, and her commissioning is due in October.’
  • 112) ‘The stone toe of Saint Jude, patron of impossible causes, was worn smooth by the desperate kisses of the faithful.’
  • 113) ‘Then he noticed that the rock had been worn smooth, as if lots of people before him had also sat on it.’
  • 114) ‘They rose through a spiraling passage, surrounded by cool stone that had been worn smooth over the many long years of the school's existence.’
  • 115) ‘The inscription plate was barely discernible, having been worn smooth by years of polishing, but a copy has now been placed on a card placed inside the lid.’
  • 116) ‘Anyone can make a set of runes by burning the symbols on bits of wood or painting them on stones worn smooth by water.’
  • 117) ‘Above a small clearing the stream cascaded down a series of massive stone steps to fall into a deep, broad pool lined with raw rock worn smooth by the water.’
  • 118) ‘Whatever paint the porch rail once had has been worn away by time exposing the beautiful, smooth graininess of the wood.’
  • 119) ‘The bluff's golden sandstone has been worn down by water and wind into stunning sculptures and patterns.’
  • 120) ‘I held out my hand and she passed something to me: a piece of glass, worn smooth by the water.’
  • 121) ‘Their great old houses overflow with rough medieval furniture, threadbare tapestries and religious relics worn smooth by the touch of generations.’
  • 122) ‘Rough concrete wears the tires down more quickly.’
  • 123) ‘The rest of the shoreline was rock, worn smooth from the constant action of the waves.’
  • 124) ‘Years of natural erosion have worn away the church's stonework.’
  • 125) ‘If the cartilage is damaged by injury or worn away by arthritis for example, the ends of the bones can rub together, causing pain and restricting movement.’
  • 126) ‘A hip replacement replaces a hip joint that has been damaged or worn away, usually by arthritis or injury.’
  • 127) ‘Over time, however, the ocean - and heavy-footed climbers - steadily wore away the surrounding cliffs.’
  • 128) ‘Continually running an older car not designed to use unleaded petrol will eventually cause the coating to wear away, causing damage to the valves and cylinder heads.’
  • 129) ‘The road surface has worn away.’
  • 130) ‘The top layer of our concrete patio has worn away.’
  • 131) ‘Parking restrictions in parts of Oxford are no longer being enforced because road markings have worn away.’
  • 132) ‘When you say that your daughter's teeth have worn down, that implies that she might be grinding her teeth, probably at night.’
  • 133) ‘The good news is that we can rebuild old loops and links on your jewelry that have worn thin and make them like new again!’
  • 134) ‘Over the years, the tip of the exposed pole came into contact with the underground cable and the fence became electrified when insulation covering the cable wore away, he said.’
  • 135) ‘The road surface had worn smooth and in places there were sunken tyres tracks that caused vehicles to shudder when they pass over them.’
  • 136) ‘Explaining why a formal dress-code hinders your ability to do your job should be easy enough if you're worn a hole through the knee on a pair of pants.’
  • 137) ‘What is also happening as a result is that a path is being worn across the grass, which does nothing to enhance the look of the area.’
  • 138) ‘It turned out that the float had been vibrating against the body of the carburettor and had worn a little hole through it.’
  • 139) ‘Today we see him sporting a Monty Python and the Holy Grail T-shirt with a pair of baggy jeans with holes worn in the knees.’
  • 140) ‘Well, it's nice compared to T-shirts and dirt-stained jeans with holes worn into the knees.’
  • 141) ‘Sure enough, the big toe sticking out of the hole she had worn in her soft leather shoes was swollen.’
  • 142) ‘Then there are the holes he wore in his jackets after putting them on for thirty years, or the mismatched patches she would use to sew them up.’
  • 143) ‘Time and travelling feet have worn grooves into hillsides as much as 3m deep.’
  • 144) ‘Deep grooves and channels have been worn into the 600-year-old stone down the centuries.’
  • 145) ‘Bryony jogged along the narrow path worn into the floor of the forest.’
  • 146) ‘We followed a path worn into the grass, past what looked like a cornfield in its most premature state.’
  • 147) ‘Whether you're planning to do the work yourself or get someone in, remember that gravel requires a firm, consolidated base to look good and wear well.’
  • 148) ‘There's a no-nonsense look about the dashboard area - the car is clearly designed here to wear well and not date.’
  • 149) ‘These cars perform well; the slightly dowdy interiors wear well and the seat mechanisms have proved robust.’
  • 150) ‘This carpet is less formal-looking but will wear well.’
  • 151) ‘I found the rugs didn't wear well either, but I love the colours, so I'm considering taking mine off the floor and hanging them too.’
  • 152) ‘Such testosterone-laden yarns do not wear well a millennium on.’
  • 153) ‘Our academics have won prizes for their work on Maori but it is my guess that much of their work won't wear well over time.’
  • 154) ‘A bespoke suit will wear well and hold its cut for years.’
  • 155) ‘In addition to containing environmentally friendly raw materials, sustainable products typically wear well.’
  • 156) ‘So quite why the front tyres have worn badly on the inside edge I'm not sure.’
  • 157) ‘A ring that is plated with platinum but is actually sterling silver is probably not a good choice not because it might wear badly but because it is really only valued based on the underlying metal, which is silver.’
  • 158) ‘Gears without lubrication wear badly.’
  • 159) ‘When it comes to paying too much money for an event the Government just won't wear it.’
  • 160) ‘For a start you'd have the fossil fuel interests opposing nuclear power generation, but more importantly the Australian public just wouldn't wear it I think.’
  • 161) ‘To replace bills with coins would save the Treasury at least $500m (£263m) a year. Yet Americans just won't wear it.’
  • 162) ‘The two brands provide a series of swimwear, gym wear, underwear and accessories which are young, sporty and sexy.’
  • 163) ‘The programme began shortly after 8pm and featured the delegates in traditional East Indian wear and evening gowns.’
  • 164) ‘Today, these outfits serve as stage costumes rather than street wear.’
  • 165) ‘There is a big price range for maternity wear, so you should be able to find lots of stuff you can afford.’
  • 166) ‘It is a vast style improvement on beach wear and ghastly ski wear.’
  • 167) ‘People hurried back and forth, wrapped in cloaks or swirling capes behind them, in peasant wear or merchant finery.’
  • 168) ‘The event will feature 50 stalls selling everything from stylish hats and designer wear to the latest kitchen implements.’
  • 169) ‘To say that business wear has changed in the past couple of years is an understatement.’
  • 170) ‘It offers 5,000 sq ft of quality footwear, from outdoor to special occasion wear and top brands like Ecco, Van Dal, and Clarks.’
  • 171) ‘For those who like to shop, Hawkshead offers outdoor wear, plenty of gift shops and some very nice pubs and cafes.’
  • 172) ‘Patagonia has turned organic cotton and fleece made of recycled plastic into high-end outdoor wear.’
  • 173) ‘And I think it's great that she is designing supercute, trendy maternity wear for your stores.’
  • 174) ‘Household and electrical goods and fashion wear have been the best-selling items, he said.’
  • 175) ‘Casual wear is permitted after hours, as long as it follows the school dress code.’
  • 176) ‘His smooth chat-up technique is hampered by an appalling taste in casual wear.’
  • 177) ‘There are a lot of vibrant colours in the traditional wear.’
  • 178) ‘The site also features the firm's specialised fabrics such as blazer cloths along with corporate wear and men's and women's wear for the retail market.’
  • 179) ‘This colourful handmade woollen wear come in green, red, ivory and black.’
  • 180) ‘The shop not only sells a large selection of bridal wear, but also has bridal packages, beauty treatments and a range of other services all under one roof.’
  • 181) ‘Purchase bicycle clothing made of reflective fabrics or add reflective tape to all of your rainy-weather wear.’
  • 182) ‘She had left her hotel earlier that morning to complete a wardrobe of gowns suitable for wear in England.’
  • 183) ‘It's a well made children's line and is cut on the big size for plenty of wear.’
  • 184) ‘The gray physical-fitness uniform is no longer authorized for wear for physical training.’
  • 185) ‘He was also slightly more Catholic than the Pope, and a black soutane with a narrow picotee edge of brilliant carmine red is the garment affected by Cardinals for everyday wear.’
  • 186) ‘I love mine, but it is pretty plain, which is perfect for everyday wear, but I would like something a different colour.’
  • 187) ‘The polycotton floral patterned sarees can be suitable for casual or formal wear.’
  • 188) ‘And while you may not incorrectly mark me as the kind of person to own more than a few black items of clothing, I don't have many really suitable for funeral wear.’
  • 189) ‘She also has an own-name, off-the-peg collection suitable for occasion wear.’
  • 190) ‘Then he handed out our textbooks; I now had a math book and a history book, and the history book sustained the more wear and tear of the two.’
  • 191) ‘As a landlord you can refuse to return their deposit if they have caused damage beyond normal wear and tear.’
  • 192) ‘Most guarantees expressly exclude faults which are the result of misuse by the consumer, accidental damage or normal wear and tear.’
  • 193) ‘Because car carpets are expensive, it makes sense to protect them from damage or regular wear and tear.’
  • 194) ‘Although your body can fix itself on the fly, damage accumulates if the rate of wear and tear is greater than the rate of repair.’
  • 195) ‘It's not starting the engine that causes extra wear and tear.’
  • 196) ‘Always drive in the correct gear for your speed - it reduces wear and tear on the engine components and also provides improved fuel efficiency.’
  • 197) ‘Less wear and tear on the cars means fewer new car purchases.’
  • 198) ‘Mum will tell you that it's not a cheap business paying for uniforms especially with the added wear and tear caused by skateboarding and playing footy in the schoolyard.’
  • 199) ‘It is now starting to show signs of wear and tear.’
  • 200) ‘Doctors suspect chronic back pain is caused by a combination of normal wear and tear on the joints of the back and poor muscle control.’
  • 201) ‘It has been showing the effects of wear and tear for some time.’
  • 202) ‘Also, swap positions of the wheels with the most wear with less worn wheels.’
  • 203) ‘The combination of solvents and heat is hard on fabrics and may cause as much wear as actual wearing of the garment.’
  • 204) ‘Although ships are meant to be thoroughly checked every two years for cracks and other signs of structural wear, the inspections often do not take place.’
  • 205) ‘For what it is worth, this pattern does show less wear in hard use.’
  • 206) ‘This is in order to prevent premature wear of the valve seats.’
  • 207) ‘The teeth and their pattern of wear are unlike that seen in any modern mammal so what this animal ate is something of a mystery.’
  • 208) ‘This testing also provides a great opportunity to inspect your well pump for wear of its moving parts as well as the electrical system.’
  • 209) ‘In osteoarthritis, the alignment of the leg changes because of wear.’
  • 210) ‘Wildflower Farm also sells Eco Lawn, a blend of seven native grasses that grow well in arid conditions and are designed to withstand wear.’
  • 211) ‘Routine safety labeling must have adhesives strong enough to withstand wear, jarring and abuse.’

Examples

  • 1) he bought glassware
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