ware
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English war, ware careful, aware, from Old English wær — more at wary Date: before 12th century 1. aware, conscious <
was ware of black looks cast at me — Mary Webb
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2. archaic wary, vigilant II. transitive verb (wared; waring) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English warian; akin to Old High German biwarōn to protect, Old English wær aware Date: before 12th century to beware of ; avoid — used chiefly as a command to hunting animals III. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English waru; akin to Middle High German ware ware and probably to Sanskrit vasna price — more at venal Date: before 12th century 1. a. manufactured articles, products of art or craft, or farm produce ; goods — often used in combination <
tinware
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b. an article of merchandise 2. articles (as pottery or dishes) of fired clay <
earthenware
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3. an intangible item (as a service or ability) that is a marketable commodity IV. transitive verb (wared; waring) Etymology: Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse verja (past participle varithr, varthr to clothe, invest, spend — more at wear Date: 14th century Scottish spend, expend

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  • Ware — Ware, a. [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r. [root]142. See {Wary}.] A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one s guard. See {Beware}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She was ware and knew it bet [better] than he. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Of whom be thou ware… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, v. t. [As. warian.] To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against. Ware that I say. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] God . . . ware you for the sin of avarice. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Then ware a rising tempest on the main.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Sf std. (13. Jh.), mndd. ware, mndl. ware Stammwort. Afr. ware, were, ae. waru, spanord. vara. Trotz der späten Bezeugung liegt offenbar ein Erbwort g. * wazō f. Ware voraus; zu ig. * wes (ver)kaufen in heth. waši kauft , akslav. věniti verkaufen …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Ware — Ware, n. [OE. ware, AS. waru; akin to D. waar, G. waare, Icel. & Sw. vara, Dan. vare; and probably to E. worth, a. See {Worth}, a.] Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, n. [AS. w[=a]r.] (Bot.) Seaweed. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Ware goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the brant; so called because it feeds on ware, or seaweed. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, n. [AS. waru caution.] The state of being ware or aware; heed. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, MA U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 6174 Housing Units (2000): 2906 Land area (2000): 6.174500 sq. miles (15.991881 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.136136 sq. miles (0.352591 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.310636… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ware — Ware: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. war‹e›, niederl. vaar, engl. ware, schwed. vara ist unsicherer Herkunft. Vielleicht gehört es zu dem unter ↑ wahren behandelten Substantiv »Wahr« »Aufmerksamkeit, Acht, Obhut, Aufsicht«. »Ware« würde demnach… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Ware — Ware, obs. imp. of {Wear}. Wore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ware — Ware, v. t. (Naut.) To wear, or veer. See {Wear}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wäre — [Network (Rating 5600 9600)] Bsp.: • Wenn ich du wäre, würde ich zurückrufen …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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