See also: ware, Ware, wãrẽ, warē, and wäre

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ware, from Old English waru, from Proto-Germanic *warō, with meaning gradually shifting from guard, protection to an object that is in possession, hence meriting attention, guarded, cared for, and protected.

SuffixEdit

-ware

  1. Used to form nouns denoting, collectively, items made from a particular substance.
    glassware
  2. Used to form nouns denoting, collectively, items of a particular kind or for a particular use.
    giftware
Usage notesEdit
  • Do not confuse -ware with -wear, which is used for types of clothing.
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Etymology 2Edit

From software.

SuffixEdit

-ware

  1. Used to form mass nouns denoting specific classes of computer software, based on use, function, or method of distribution.
    (e.g. groupware in computer-mediated communication)
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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *warjaz(dwellers of). Cognate with Old High German -āri("inhabitants of").

SuffixEdit

-ware m pl

  1. (used in the plural) suffix denoting inhabitants or residents of a place
    burgwaras(residents of a burg, burghers, citizens)
    Lundunwaras(Londoners)
    Rōmware(residents of Rome; Romans)

DeclensionEdit

  • (masc. i-stem)
  • (masc. a-stem)
  • (masc. n-stem)
  • (fem. a-stem)

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