(Weap"oned) a. Furnished with weapons, or arms; armed; equipped.
(Weap"on*less) a. Having no weapon.
(Weap"on*ry) n. Weapons, collectively; as, an array of weaponry. [Poetic]
(Wear) n. Same as Weir.
(Wear) v. t. [Cf. Veer.] (Naut.) To cause to go about, as a vessel, by putting the helm up,
instead of alee as in tacking, so that the vessel's bow is turned away from, and her stern is presented
to, the wind, and, as she turns still farther, her sails fill on the other side; to veer.
(Wear), v. t. [imp. Wore ; p. p. Worn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wearing. Before the 15th century
wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being Weared.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry,
to wear, as arms or clothes; akin to OHG. werien, weren, to clothe, Goth. wasjan, L. vestis clothing,
vestire to clothe, Gr. Skr. vas. Cf. Vest.]
1. To carry or bear upon the person; to bear upon one's self, as an article of clothing, decoration, warfare,
bondage, etc.; to have appendant to one's body; to have on; as, to wear a coat; to wear a shackle.
What compass will you wear your farthingale?Shak.
On her white breast a sparkling cross s wore,Pope.
Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore.
2. To have or exhibit an appearance of, as an aspect or manner; to bear; as, she wears a smile on her
countenance. "He wears the rose of youth upon him." Shak.
His innocent gestures wearKeble.
A meaning half divine.
3. To use up by carrying or having upon one's self; hence, to consume by use; to waste; to use up; as, to
wear clothes rapidly.
4. To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to
cause to lower or disappear; to spend.
That wicked wight his days doth wear.Spenser.
The waters wear the stones.Job xiv. 19.