Wear, n. 1. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment.
2. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion.
Motley 's the only wear.Shak.
3. The result of wearing or use; consumption, diminution, or impairment due to use, friction, or the like; as, the
wear of this coat has been good.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Wear and tear, the loss by wearing, as of machinery in use; the loss or injury to which anything is subjected by use, accident, etc.
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