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1ware

adjective \ˈwer\

Definition of WARE

1
:  aware, conscious <was ware of black looks cast at me — Mary Webb>
2
archaic :  wary, vigilant

Examples of WARE

  1. <he's ware of the dangers that await him in the Antarctic>

Origin of WARE

Middle English war, ware careful, aware, from Old English wær — more at wary
First Known Use: before 12th century

2ware

verb
waredwar·ing

Definition of WARE

transitive verb
:  to beware of :  avoid —used chiefly as a command to hunting animals

Origin of WARE

Middle English, from Old English warian; akin to Old High German biwarōn to protect, Old English wær aware
First Known Use: before 12th century

3ware

noun

: things that are made from a particular material or that are designed for a particular use

wares : things that are being sold by someone

Full Definition of WARE

1
a :  manufactured articles, products of art or craft, or farm produce :  goods —often used in combination <tinware>
b :  an article of merchandise
2
:  articles (as pottery or dishes) of fired clay <earthenware>
3
:  an intangible item (as a service or ability) that is a marketable commodity

Examples of WARE

  1. She sold her wares at the market.

Origin of WARE

Middle English, from Old English waru; akin to Middle High German ware ware and probably to Sanskrit vasna price — more at venal
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

4ware

verb
waredwar·ing

Definition of WARE

transitive verb
Scottish
:  spend, expend

Origin of WARE

Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse verja (past participle varithr, varthr to clothe, invest, spend — more at wear
First Known Use: 14th century
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