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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wear \Wear\, v. i. 1. To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance. [1913 Webster] 2. To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually. "Thus wore out night." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Away, I say; time wears. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou and this people that is with thee. --Ex. xviii. 18. [1913 Webster] His stock of money began to wear very low. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] The family . . . wore out in the earlier part of the century. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] To wear off, to pass away by degrees; as, the follies of youth wear off with age. To wear on, to pass on; as, time wears on. --G. Eliot. To wear weary, to become weary, as by wear, long occupation, tedious employment, etc. [1913 Webster]