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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.]

ware

(wɛə)
n (often in combination)
1. (functioning as singular) articles of the same kind or material: glassware; silverware.
2. (Ceramics) porcelain or pottery of a specified type: agateware; jasper ware.
[Old English waru; related to Old Frisian were, Old Norse vara, Middle Dutch Ware]

ware

(wɛə)
vb
another word for beware
adj
another word for wary, wise1
[Old English wær; related to Old Saxon, Old High German giwar, Old Norse varr, Gothic war, Latin vereor. See aware, beware]

ware

(wɛə)
vb
(Banking & Finance) (tr) dialect Northern English and Brit to spend or squander
[C15: of Scandinavian origin; related to Icelandic verja]

ware1

(wɛər)

n.
1. Usu., wares.
a. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods.
b. any intangible items, as artistic skills or intellectual accomplishments, that are salable.
2. a specified kind of merchandise (usu. used in combination): silverware; glassware.
3. pottery, or a particular kind of pottery: delft ware.
4. Archaeol. a group of ceramic types classified according to paste and texture, surface modification, as burnish or glaze, and decorative motifs rather than shape and color.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English waru, c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch ware, Old Norse vara]

ware2

(wɛər)

adj., v. Archaic. adj.
1. watchful, wary, or cautious.
2. aware; conscious.
v.t.
3. to beware of (usu. used in the imperative).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wær, c. Old Saxon war, Old High German giwar, Old Norse varr, Gothic wars]

ware3

(wɛər)

v.t. wared, war•ing. Scot.
to spend; expend.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse verja to spend, invest]

ware


Past participle: wared
Gerund: waring

Imperative
ware
ware
Present
I ware
you ware
he/she/it wares
we ware
you ware
they ware
Preterite
I wared
you wared
he/she/it wared
we wared
you wared
they wared
Present Continuous
I am waring
you are waring
he/she/it is waring
we are waring
you are waring
they are waring
Present Perfect
I have wared
you have wared
he/she/it has wared
we have wared
you have wared
they have wared
Past Continuous
I was waring
you were waring
he/she/it was waring
we were waring
you were waring
they were waring
Past Perfect
I had wared
you had wared
he/she/it had wared
we had wared
you had wared
they had wared
Future
I will ware
you will ware
he/she/it will ware
we will ware
you will ware
they will ware
Future Perfect
I will have wared
you will have wared
he/she/it will have wared
we will have wared
you will have wared
they will have wared
Future Continuous
I will be waring
you will be waring
he/she/it will be waring
we will be waring
you will be waring
they will be waring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waring
you have been waring
he/she/it has been waring
we have been waring
you have been waring
they have been waring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waring
you will have been waring
he/she/it will have been waring
we will have been waring
you will have been waring
they will have been waring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waring
you had been waring
he/she/it had been waring
we had been waring
you had been waring
they had been waring
Conditional
I would ware
you would ware
he/she/it would ware
we would ware
you would ware
they would ware
Past Conditional
I would have wared
you would have wared
he/she/it would have wared
we would have wared
you would have wared
they would have wared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ware - articles of the same kind or materialware - articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
article - one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
article of commerce - an article that is offered for sale
metalware - household articles made of metal (especially for use at table)
tableware - articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
woodenware - ware for domestic use made of wood
2.ware - commodities offered for saleware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
cargo, consignment, freight, lading, shipment, payload, load, loading - goods carried by a large vehicle
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
contraband - goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
feature - an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
generic - any product that can be sold without a brand name
ironmongery - the merchandise that is sold in an ironmonger's shop
irregular, second - merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line, business line, line - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
number - an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
refill - a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents; "he got a refill for his ball-point pen"; "he got a refill for his notebook"
release - merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
dreck, schlock, shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
software product, software package - merchandise consisting of a computer program that is offered for sale
inventory, stock - the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
top of the line - the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise
piece goods, yard goods - merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard
Verb1.ware - spend extravagantlyware - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, fool, dissipate, shoot - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
luxuriate, wanton - become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
lavish, shower - expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
overspend - spend at a high rate
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
splurge, fling - indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV"

ware

noun
A product or products bought and sold in commerce:
commodity, good (used in plural), line, merchandise.
References in classic literature ?
The road all on this side of the country is very populous, and is full of potters and earth-makers--that is to say, people, that temper the earth for the China ware.
The outside, which the sun shone hot upon, was glazed, and looked very well, perfectly white, and painted with blue figures, as the large China ware in England is painted, and hard as if it had been burnt.
So on the morn they heard their masses in the abbey, and so they rode forth till they came to a great forest; then was Sir Gawaine ware in a valley by a turret, of twelve fair damsels, and two knights armed on great horses, and the damsels went to and fro by a tree.
And therewith Sir Uwaine and Sir Gawaine departed a little from them, and then were they ware where Sir Marhaus came riding on a great horse straight toward them.
But granma wasent afraid to stay alone and she knew how to bake the bread so she made her ma go and her Aunt Hannah took off the handsome gold locket and chain she was waring round her neck and hung it on granmas and told her she could ware it all day.
Then she knocked at the door, and cried, 'Fine wares to sell
When she reached the dwarfs' cottage, she knocked at the door, and cried, 'Fine wares to sell
And because these cunning men, are like haberdashers of small wares, it is not amiss to set forth their shop.
Across his thighs was a wooden board, and scattered over it all manner of slips of wood and knobs of brick and stone, each laid separate from the other, as a huckster places his wares.
Rich merchants, sending their wares to the distant Indies, had lived in them calm and prosperous lives, and in their decent decay they kept still an aroma of their splendid past.
The Torzhok peddler woman, in a whining voice, went on offering her wares, especially a pair of goatskin slippers.
The huge height of the buildings, running up to ten and fifteen storeys, the narrow arched entries that continually vomited passengers, the wares of the merchants in their windows, the hubbub and endless stir, the foul smells and the fine clothes, and a hundred other particulars too small to mention, struck me into a kind of stupor of surprise, so that I let the crowd carry me to and fro; and yet all the time what I was thinking of was Alan at Rest-and-be-Thankful; and all the time (although you would think I would not choose but be delighted with these braws and novelties) there was a cold gnawing in my inside like a remorse for something wrong.