Were
Were Were, v. t. [AS. werian.] To guard; to protect. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Were — and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as were and wife in Germanic speaking cultures (Old English were , German Wehr , Gothic waír , Old Frisian wer , Old Saxon wer , Old High German wer ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Were — (w[ e]r; 277). [AS. w[=ae]re (thou) wast, w[=ae]ron (we, you, they) were, w[=ae]re imp. subj. See {Was}.] The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See {Be}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Were — (w[=e]r), n. [AS. wer; akin to OS. & OHG. wer, Goth. wa[ i]r, L. vir, Skr. v[=i]ra. Cf. {Weregild}, and {Werewolf}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man s life; weregild. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Were — Were, v. t. & i. To wear. See 3d {Wear}. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Were — Were, n. A weir. See {Weir}. [Obs.] Chaucer. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • WERE — Infobox Radio Station name = WERE city = Cleveland Heights, Ohio area = Greater Cleveland branding = News/Talk 1490 WERE AM slogan = The People s Station airdate = June 4, 2007 1948 (as WSRS) affiliations = Syndication One USA Radio Network… …   Wikipedia

  • were — Etymology: Middle English were (suppletive singular past subjunctive & 2d singular past indicative of been to be), weren (suppletive past plural of been), from Old English wǣre (singular past subjunctive & 2d singular past indicative of wesan to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Were the World Mine — (2008) is a musical film directed by Tom Gustafson, and written by Cory James Krueckeberg and Tom Gustafson. Were the World Mine is a magical story of empowerment that culminates in a touching love story inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer… …   Wikipedia

  • Were Ilu (woreda) — Were Ilu is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Were Ilu is bordered on the southwest by Jama, on the west by Kelala, on the northwest by Legambo, on the north by the Dessie Zuria, on the east by …   Wikipedia

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