Ware meaning

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The definition of a ware is a good or a thing that can be bought or sold, or pottery made from clay.

An example of a ware is a knitted cap sold at a holiday gift fair.

An example of a ware is a kitchen ceramic such as yellowware.

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An item that is offered for sale.
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An attribute or ability, especially when regarded as an article of commerce.
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To beware of.
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Watchful; wary.
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Aware.
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Articles of the same general kind, made of a specified material, or used in a specific application.

Hardware; silverware.

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Software.

Groupware; shareware.

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Any piece or kind of goods that a store, merchant, peddler, etc. has to sell; also, any skill or service that one seeks to sell.
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Things, usually of the same general kind, that are for sale; a (specified) kind of merchandise, collectively.

Hardware, earthenware, glassware.

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Dishes made of baked and glazed clay; pottery, or a specified kind or make of pottery.
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Aware; conscious (of)
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On one's guard; ready; wary.
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Prudent; cautious; wise.
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To beware of.

Ware hounds!

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To spend or squander (money, time, etc.)
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Computer software.

Courseware, shareware.

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A suffix that means “software,” as in shareware.
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(poetic) Aware.
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(obsolete) The state of being aware; heed.

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(uncountable, usually in combination) Goods or a type of goods offered for sale or use.
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(in the plural) See wares.
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(uncountable) Pottery or metal goods.

Damascene ware, tole ware.

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(countable, archaeology) A style or genre of artifact.
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(Ireland) Crockery.
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(obsolete or dialectal) To beware of something.
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Latimer.

He is ware enough; he is wily and circumspect for stirring up any sedition.

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(obsolete, UK, dialect) Seaweed.
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(nautical) To wear, or veer.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of ware

Middle English waren from Old English warian wer-3 in Indo-European roots Adj., Middle English wary