ware

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See also: Ware, wäre, and -ware

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English wær.

Adjective[edit]

ware (comparative more ware, superlative most ware)

  1. (poetic) aware
Usage notes[edit]

Replaced by intensified form aware.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ware (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The state of being aware; heed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Old English waru

Noun[edit]

ware (usually uncountable, plural wares)

  1. (uncountable, usually in combination) Goods or a type of goods offered for sale or use.
    • 1923, John Lord, Capital and steam-power, 1750-1800[1]:
      Astbury was the more successful and made frequent journeys to London, where he sold his ware and obtained further orders.
    • 2002 March 28,:
      On Sunday, a Mr. Stephen Muturi Kamau, aged 20 years, was shot dead at Dandora while he was selling his ware. This is a well known hawker. He has been hawking his ware in Dandora.
    • 2011, Tonya Kappes, Carpe Bead'em[2]:
      What in the world am I going to do with tarnished silver ware? The deeper I dig, I pull out more silver with carved handles.
    • 2012, Julie Watson, Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island[3], page 179:
      Artisans sell their ware in the historic district at the lower level of the Soldier's Barracks.
  2. (in the plural) See wares.
  3. (uncountable) Pottery or metal goods.
    damascene ware, tole ware
  4. (countable, archaeology) A style or genre of artifact.
  5. (Ireland) Crockery
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English warian

Verb[edit]

ware (third-person singular simple present wares, present participle waring, simple past and past participle wared)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) To beware of something.
Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ware (comparative more ware, superlative most ware)

  1. (obsolete) wary; cautious
    • Bible, 2 Tim. iv. 15
      Of whom be thou ware also.
    • Latimer
      He is ware enough; he is wily and circumspect for stirring up any sedition.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old English war (seaweed). Cognate with Dutch wier (seaweed), Middle Dutch wier (seaweed).

Noun[edit]

ware

  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) seaweed
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Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

ware (third-person singular simple present wares, present participle waring, simple past and past participle wared)

  1. (nautical) To wear, or veer.

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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Afrikaans[edit]

Verb[edit]

ware

  1. Imperfect subjunctive form of wees

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ware

  1. Inflected form of waar

Verb[edit]

ware

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of zijn
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of waren

Hausa[edit]

Verb[edit]

wārḕ (form 4)

  1. to separate things, to set things aside
  2. to secede

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ware

  1. rōmaji reading of われ

Maori[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ware

  1. ignorant

Noun[edit]

ware

  1. saliva

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wara, from Proto-Germanic *warō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ware f

  1. merchandise, product

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Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [wer], [war], [voːr]

Noun[edit]

ware (plural wares)

  1. spring, springtime
  2. cold weather in springtime
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ware (plural wares)

  1. a type of seaweed
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