Last modified on 27 November 2014, at 14:23
See also: Ware, wäre, and -ware

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Old English wær.

AdjectiveEdit

ware (comparative more ware, superlative most ware)

  1. (poetic) aware
Usage notesEdit

Replaced by intensified form aware.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

ware (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The state of being aware; heed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

Old English waru. Cognate with Dutch waar (goods offered for sale or use)

NounEdit

ware (usually uncountable, plural wares)

  1. (uncountable, usually in combination) Goods or a type of goods offered for sale or use.
    • 1923, John Lord, Capital and steam-power, 1750-1800[1]:
      Astbury was the more successful and made frequent journeys to London, where he sold his ware and obtained further orders.
    • 2002 March 28,:
      On Sunday, a Mr. Stephen Muturi Kamau, aged 20 years, was shot dead at Dandora while he was selling his ware. This is a well known hawker. He has been hawking his ware in Dandora.
    • 2011, Tonya Kappes, Carpe Bead'em[2]:
      What in the world am I going to do with tarnished silver ware? The deeper I dig, I pull out more silver with carved handles.
    • 2012, Julie Watson, Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island[3], page 179:
      Artisans sell their ware in the historic district at the lower level of the Soldier's Barracks.
  2. (in the plural) See wares.
  3. (uncountable) Pottery or metal goods.
    damascene ware, tole ware
  4. (countable, archaeology) A style or genre of artifact.
  5. (Ireland) Crockery
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English warian

VerbEdit

ware (third-person singular simple present wares, present participle waring, simple past and past participle wared)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) To beware of something.
TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ware (comparative more ware, superlative most ware)

  1. (obsolete) wary; cautious
    • Bible, 2 Tim. iv. 15
      Of whom be thou ware also.
    • Latimer
      He is ware enough; he is wily and circumspect for stirring up any sedition.

Etymology 4Edit

From Old English war (seaweed). Cognate with Dutch wier (seaweed), Middle Dutch wier (seaweed).

NounEdit

ware

  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) seaweed
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

ware (third-person singular simple present wares, present participle waring, simple past and past participle wared)

  1. (nautical) To wear, or veer.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

VerbEdit

ware

  1. Imperfect subjunctive form of wees

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ware

  1. Inflected form of waar

VerbEdit

ware

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of zijn
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of waren

HausaEdit

VerbEdit

wārḕ (form 4)

  1. to separate things, to set things aside
  2. to secede

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ware

  1. rōmaji reading of われ

MaoriEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ware

  1. ignorant

NounEdit

ware

  1. saliva

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *wara, from Proto-Germanic *warō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ware f

  1. merchandise, product

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [wer], [war], [voːr]

NounEdit

ware (plural wares)

  1. spring, springtime
  2. cold weather in springtime
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ware (plural wares)

  1. a type of seaweed
Derived termsEdit