wares


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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.]

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

wares

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

wares

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

wares

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

wares

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

wares

[wɛəz] nplmerci fpl

-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.
References in classic literature ?
Then 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.