ware


ware
ware
ware1 [wer]
n.
[ME < OE waru, merchandise, specialized use of waru, watchful care, in the sense “what is kept safe”: for IE base see GUARD]
1. 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 usually used in pl.
2. things, usually of the same general kind, that are for sale; a (specified) kind of merchandise, collectively: generally in compounds [hardware, earthenware, glassware]
3. dishes made of baked and glazed clay; pottery, or a specified kind or make of pottery
ware2 [wer]
adj.
[ME war < OE wær < base of waru: see WARE1] Archaic
1. aware; conscious (of)
2. on one's guard; ready; wary
3. prudent; cautious; wise
vt.
wared, waring [ME waren < OE warian]
to beware of: usually in the imperative, esp. in hunting [ware hounds!]
ware3 [wār]
vt.
wared, waring [ME waren < ON verja, akin to OE werian: see WEAR1] [Scot. or North Eng.] to spend or squander (money, time, etc.)

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  • Ware — Ware, a. [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r. [root]142. See {Wary}.] A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one s guard. See {Beware}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She was ware and knew it bet [better] than he. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Of whom be thou ware… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, v. t. [As. warian.] To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against. Ware that I say. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] God . . . ware you for the sin of avarice. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Then ware a rising tempest on the main.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Sf std. (13. Jh.), mndd. ware, mndl. ware Stammwort. Afr. ware, were, ae. waru, spanord. vara. Trotz der späten Bezeugung liegt offenbar ein Erbwort g. * wazō f. Ware voraus; zu ig. * wes (ver)kaufen in heth. waši kauft , akslav. věniti verkaufen …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Ware — Ware, n. [OE. ware, AS. waru; akin to D. waar, G. waare, Icel. & Sw. vara, Dan. vare; and probably to E. worth, a. See {Worth}, a.] Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, n. [AS. w[=a]r.] (Bot.) Seaweed. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Ware goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the brant; so called because it feeds on ware, or seaweed. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, n. [AS. waru caution.] The state of being ware or aware; heed. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, MA U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 6174 Housing Units (2000): 2906 Land area (2000): 6.174500 sq. miles (15.991881 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.136136 sq. miles (0.352591 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.310636… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ware, MA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 6174 Housing Units (2000): 2906 Land area (2000): 6.174500 sq. miles (15.991881 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.136136 sq. miles (0.352591 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.310636 sq. miles …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ware — Ware: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. war‹e›, niederl. vaar, engl. ware, schwed. vara ist unsicherer Herkunft. Vielleicht gehört es zu dem unter ↑ wahren behandelten Substantiv »Wahr« »Aufmerksamkeit, Acht, Obhut, Aufsicht«. »Ware« würde demnach… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Ware — Ware, obs. imp. of {Wear}. Wore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, v. t. (Naut.) To wear, or veer. See {Wear}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English