Ware definition

wâr
To beware of.
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An attribute or ability, especially when regarded as an article of commerce.
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Watchful; wary.
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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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Aware.
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To beware of.

Ware hounds!

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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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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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(scot., north eng.) 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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An item that is offered for sale.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ware
Plural:
wares

Origin of ware

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English waru goods wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From ware Sense 2, from (soft)ware

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English war (“seaweed"). Cognate with Dutch wier (“seaweed"), Middle Dutch wier (“seaweed").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English warian

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English wær.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English waru

    From Wiktionary