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ware 1

 (wâr)
n.
1. An item that is offered for sale.
2. An attribute or ability, especially when regarded as an article of commerce: "Mathewson had displayed impressive wares with his fastball, big overhand curve and baffling 'fadeaway' (today known as a screwball)" (Stuart Miller).

[Middle English, from Old English waru, goods; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

ware 2

 (wâr) Archaic
tr.v. wared, war·ing, wares
To beware of.
adj.
1. Watchful; wary.
2. Aware.

[Middle English waren, from Old English warian; see wer- in Indo-European roots. Adj., Middle English; see wary.]
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wares

(wɛəz)
pl n
1. (Commerce) articles of manufacture considered as being for sale
2. (Commerce) any talent or asset regarded as a commercial or saleable commodity
3. (Ceramics) (Caribbean) earthenware
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wares

plural noun goods, produce, stock, products, stuff, commodities, merchandise, lines Vendors displayed their wares in baskets on the ground.
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Translations
أدوات، آنِيَه
varer
söluvara

wares

[wɛəz] NPLmercancías fpl
to cry one's warespregonar sus mercancías
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wares

[ˈwɛərz] nplmarchandises fpl
to sell one's wares → vendre ses marchandises
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wares

plWaren pl; to cry one’s wares (dated)seine Waren anpreisen
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wares

[wɛəz] nplmerci fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

-ware

(weə)
manufactured articles (made of a particular material). silverware/glassware.
wares noun plural
articles for sale. a tradesman selling his wares.
warehouse noun
a building in which goods are stored. a furniture warehouse.
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References in periodicals archive ?
TEHRAN (FNA)- As the Windows 10 free upgrade period draws to a close, Microsoft is stepping up its operating system's nagware to full-screen takeovers.
In return for this trek (or for buying a PC from it online in which case there is no charge), Microsoft techies will cleanse computers of bloatware and 'nagware' -- "trialware and sample software" as Microsoft more politely calls it -- often seen as a cause of user irritation and lower than expected PC performance.
In a nod to potential user concerns about system hogging and nagware, Microsoft also promised the software is "designed to run quietly in the background, alerting the user only when there is an action for them to take".