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ware

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adjective \ˈwer\

Definition of ware

  1. 1 :  aware, conscious was ware of black looks cast at me — Mary Webb

  2. 2 archaic :  wary, vigilant

Examples of ware in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of ware

Middle English war, ware careful, aware, from Old English wær — more at wary


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ware

verb

Definition of ware

wared

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waring

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

Origin and Etymology of ware

Middle English, from Old English warian; akin to Old High German biwarōn to protect, Old English wær aware


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ware

noun

Definition of ware

  1. 1a :  manufactured articles, products of art or craft, or farm produce :  goods —often used in combination tinwareb :  an article of merchandise

  2. 2 :  articles (such as pottery or dishes) of fired clay earthenware

  3. 3 :  an intangible item (such as a service or ability) that is a marketable commodity

Examples of ware in a Sentence

  1. She sold her wares at the market.

Origin and Etymology of ware

Middle English, from Old English waru; akin to Middle High German ware ware and probably to Sanskrit vasna price — more at venal

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ware

verb

Definition of ware

wared

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waring

Scotland

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  spend, expend

Origin and Etymology of ware

Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse verja (past participle varithr, varthr to clothe, invest, spend — more at wear



WARE Defined for English Language Learners

ware

noun

Definition of ware for English Language Learners

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

  • wares : things that are being sold by someone


WARE Defined for Kids

ware

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noun \ˈwer\

Definition of ware for Students

  1. 1 :  manufactured articles or products of art or craft —often used in combination silverware

  2. 2 :  items (as dishes) of baked clay :  pottery

  3. 3 :  an article of merchandise Merchants were selling their wares.



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