Don vs. Wear

Don vs. Wear — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Don and Wear

Donnoun

Don (also dōn) Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.

Wearverb

To carry or have on one's person as covering, adornment, or protection

wearing a jacket.must wear a seat belt.

Donnoun

A head, tutor, or fellow at a college of Oxford or Cambridge.

Wearverb

To carry or have habitually on one's person, especially as an aid

wears glasses.

Donnoun

A college or university professor.

Wearverb

To display in one's appearance

always wears a smile.

Donnoun

The leader of an organized-crime family.

Wearverb

To bear, carry, or maintain in a particular manner

wears her hair long.

Donnoun

(Archaic) An important personage.

Wearverb

To fly or display (colors). Used of a ship, jockey, or knight.

Donverb

To put on (clothing or an ornament, for example)

donned long gloves for the costume party.don clown make-up for the performance.

Wearverb

To damage, diminish, erode, or consume by long or hard use, attrition, or exposure. Often used with away, down, or off

rocks worn away by the sea.shoes worn down at the heels.

Donverb

To assume or take on

donned the air of the injured party.

Wearverb

To produce by constant use, attrition, or exposure

eventually wore hollows in the stone steps.

Donnoun

A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge.

Wearverb

To bring to a specified condition by long use or attrition

wore the clothes to rags.pebbles worn smooth.

Donnoun

A mafia boss.

Wearverb

To fatigue, weary, or exhaust

Your incessant criticism has worn my patience.

Donverb

To put on, to dress in.

To don one's clothes.

Wearverb

(Nautical) To make (a sailing ship) come about with the wind aft.

Donnoun

a Spanish title of respect for a gentleman or nobleman

Wearverb

To last under continual or hard use

a fabric that will wear.

Donnoun

teacher at a university of college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

Wearverb

To last through the passage of time

a friendship that wears well.

Donnoun

the head of an organized crime family

Wearverb

To break down or diminish through use or attrition

The rear tires began to wear.

Donnoun

Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu

Wearverb

To pass gradually or tediously

The hours wore on.

Donnoun

a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov

Wearverb

(Nautical) To come about with stern to windward.

Donverb

put clothing on one's body;

What should I wear today?He put on his best suit for the weddingThe princess donned a long blue dressThe queen assumed the stately robesHe got into his jeans

Wearnoun

The act of wearing or the state of being worn; use

This shirt is ideal for wear in sultry climates.

Wearnoun

Clothing, especially of a particular kind or for a particular use. Often used in combination

rainwear.footwear.

Wearnoun

Damage resulting from use or age

The rug shows plenty of wear.

Wearnoun

The ability to withstand impairment from use or attrition

The engine has plenty of wear left.

Wearverb

To carry or have equipped on or about one's body, as an item of clothing, equipment, decoration, etc.

He's wearing some nice pants today.She wore her medals with pride.Please wear your seatbelt.Can you wear makeup and sunscreen at {{the same time?}} He was wearing his lunch after tripping and falling into the buffet.

Wearverb

To have or carry on one's person habitually, consistently; or, to maintain in a particular fashion or manner.

He wears eyeglasses.She wears her hair in braids.

Wearverb

To bear or display in one's aspect or appearance.

She wore a smile all day.He walked out of the courtroom wearing an air of satisfaction.

Wearverb

To overcome one's reluctance and endure a (previously specified) situation.

I know you don't like working with him, but you'll just have to wear it.

Wearverb

To eat away at, erode, diminish, or consume gradually; to cause a gradual deterioration in; to produce (some change) through attrition, exposure, or constant use.

You're going to wear a hole in the bottom of those shoes.The water has slowly worn a channel into these rocks.Long illness had worn the bloom from her cheeks.Exile had worn the man to a shadow.

Wearverb

(intransitive) To undergo gradual deterioration; become impaired; be reduced or consumed gradually due to any continued process, activity, or use.

The tiles were wearing thin due to years of children's feet.

Wearverb

To exhaust, fatigue, expend, or weary.

His neverending criticism has finally worn my patience.Toil and care soon wear the spirit.Our physical advantage allowed us to wear the other team out and win.

Wearverb

(intransitive) To last or remain durable under hard use or over time; to retain usefulness, value, or desirable qualities under any continued strain or long period of time; sometimes said of a person, regarding the quality of being easy or difficult to tolerate.

Don't worry, this fabric will wear. These pants will last you for years.This color wears so well. I must have washed this sweater a thousand times.I have to say, our friendship has worn pretty well.It's hard to get to know him, but he wears well.

Wearverb

(in the phrase "wearing on (someone)") To cause annoyance, irritation, fatigue, or weariness near the point of an exhaustion of patience.

Her high pitched voice is really wearing on me lately.

Wearverb

To pass slowly, gradually or tediously.

wear on, wear away.As the years wore on, we seemed to have less and less in common.

Wearverb

(nautical) To bring (a sailing vessel) onto the other tack by bringing the wind around the stern (as opposed to tacking when the wind is brought around the bow); to come round on another tack by turning away from the wind. Also written "ware". Past: weared, or wore/worn.

Wearverb

To guard; watch; keep watch, especially from entry or invasion.

Wearverb

To defend; protect.

Wearverb

To ward off; prevent from approaching or entering; drive off; repel.

to wear the wolf from the sheep

Wearverb

To conduct or guide with care or caution, as into a fold or place of safety.

Wearnoun

(uncountable) (in combination) clothing

footwear; outdoor wear; maternity wear

Wearnoun

(uncountable) damage to the appearance and/or strength of an item caused by use over time

Wearnoun

(uncountable) fashion

Wearnoun

impairment resulting from long use;

the tires showed uneven wear

Wearnoun

a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Wearnoun

the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment;

she bought it for everyday wear

Wearverb

be dressed in;

She was wearing yellow that day

Wearverb

have on one's person;

He wore a red ribbonbear a scar

Wearverb

have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality;

He always wears a smile

Wearverb

deteriorate through use or stress;

The constant friction wore out the cloth

Wearverb

have or show an appearance of;

wear one's hair in a certain way

Wearverb

last and be usable;

This dress wore well for almost ten years

Wearverb

go to pieces;

The lawn mower finally brokeThe gears wore outThe old chair finally fell apart completely

Wearverb

exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;

We wore ourselves out on this hike

Wearverb

put clothing on one's body;

What should I wear today?He put on his best suit for the weddingThe princess donned a long blue dressThe queen assumed the stately robesHe got into his jeans