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Wear \Wear\, v. t. [imp. Wore (w[=o]r); p. p. Worn (w[=o]rn); 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. "enny`nai, Skr. vas. Cf. Vest.] [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] What compass will you wear your farthingale? --Shak. [1913 Webster] On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore, Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] His innocent gestures wear A meaning half divine. --Keble. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion, on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend. [1913 Webster] That wicked wight his days doth wear. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] The waters wear the stones. --Job xiv.
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To cause or make by friction or wasting; as, to wear a channel; to wear a hole. [1913 Webster]
To form or shape by, or as by, attrition. [1913 Webster] Trials wear us into a liking of what, possibly, in the first essay, displeased us. --Locke. [1913 Webster] To wear away, to consume; to impair, diminish, or destroy, by gradual attrition or decay. To wear off, to diminish or remove by attrition or slow decay; as, to wear off the nap of cloth. To wear on or To wear upon, to wear. [Obs.] "[I] weared upon my gay scarlet gites [gowns.]" --Chaucer. To wear out. (a) To consume, or render useless, by attrition or decay; as, to wear out a coat or a book. (b) To consume tediously. "To wear out miserable days." --Milton. (c) To harass; to tire. "[He] shall wear out the saints of the Most High." --Dan vii.
(d) To waste the strength of; as, an old man worn out in military service. To wear the breeches. See under Breeches. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
Wore \Wore\, imp. of Wear. [1913 Webster]
Wore \Wore\, imp. of Ware. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wore See wear
wear

Noun

1 impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear"
2 a covering designed to be worn on a person's body [syn: clothing, article of clothing, vesture]
3 the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear" [syn: wearing]

Verb

1 be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day" [syn: have on]
2 have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" [syn: bear]
3 have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"
4 deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth" [syn: wear off, wear out, wear thin]
5 have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"
6 last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years" [syn: hold out, endure]
7 go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely" [syn: break, wear out, bust, fall apart]
8 exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire, wear upon, tire out, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue] [ant: refresh]
9 put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans" [syn: put on, get into, don, assume] [also: worn, wore]

English

Pronunciation

  • /'woɻ/

Verb

wore

Translations

"Write once, run anywhere" (WORA), or sometimes Write once, run everywhere (WORE), is a slogan created by Sun Microsystems to illustrate the cross-platform benefits of the Java language. Ideally, this means Java can be developed on any device, compiled into a standard bytecode and be expected to run on any device equipped with a Java virtual machine (JVM). The installation of a JVM or Java interpreter on chips, devices or software packages has become an industry standard practice.
This means a programmer can develop code on a PC and can expect it to run on Java enabled cell phones, as well as on routers and mainframes equipped with Java, without any adjustments. This is intended to save software developers the effort of writing a different version of their software for each platform or operating system they intend to deploy on.
The catch is that since there are multiple JVM implementations, on top of a wide variety of different operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Solaris, NetWare, HP-UX, and Mac OS, there can be subtle differences in how a program may execute, which may require an application to be tested on various target platforms. This has given rise to the joke among Java developers, "Write Once, Debug Everywhere". Another joke, "Write Once, Get Disappointed Everywhere", arose among J2ME developers, also due to the subtle differences of the applications run in different implementations of JVM in mobile devices. However, for a developer, the abstraction layer that Java provides is usually more convenient than recompiling software for each combination of operating system and architecture that it should run on and still represents a significant reduction in work when developing and supporting an application on multiple platforms.

References

wore in Catalan: Escriu un cop, executa arreu
wore in Japanese: Write once, run anywhere
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