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.
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."
Away, I say; time wears. --Shak.
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou and this
people that is with thee. --Ex. xviii.
His stock of money began to wear very low. --Sir W.
The family . . . wore out in the earlier part of the
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.