• (GA) enPR: wĕrʹĭng, IPA: /ˈwɛɹɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɛəɹɪŋ/


  1. intended to be worn
    Clothes used to be called wearing apparel
  2. causing tiredness
  3. causing erosion
Translations Noun

wearing (plural wearings)

  1. The mechanical process of eroding or grinding.
  2. The act by which something is worn.
    formal crown-wearings
  3. That which is worn; clothes; garments.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      Give me my nightly wearing and adieu.
  1. present participle of wear#English|wear

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