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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WARE, pret. of wear, obs. It is now written wore.
WARE, a. [We never use ware by itself. But we use it in aware, beware, and in wary. It was formerly in use.]
1. Being in expectation of; provided against. 2 Timothy 4.
2. Wary; cautious.
WARE, v.i. To take heed of. [We now use beware as a single word, though in fact it is not.]
Then ware a rising tempest on the main.
WARE, v.t. pret. wore. [This is evidently from the root of veer. See Veer.] To cause a ship to change her course from one board to the other, by turning her stern to the wind; opposed to tacking, in which the head is turned to the wind; as, to ware ship. We wore ship and stood to the southward.
WARE, n. plu. wares. [G.] Goods; commodities; merchandise; usually in the plural; but we say, China ware, earthern-ware, potters ware. It was formerly used int eh singular, and may be so used still.
Let the dark shop commend the ware.
Sea ware, a marine plant, a species of Fucus.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
2: commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products" [syn: merchandise, ware, product] v
1: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: consume, squander, waste, ware]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English war, ware careful, aware, from Old English wr more at wary Date: before 12th century 1. aware, conscious <was ware of black looks cast at me Mary Webb> 2. archaic wary, vigilant II. transitive verb (wared; waring) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English warian; akin to Old High German biwar?n to protect, Old English wr 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> b. an article of merchandise 2. articles (as pottery or dishes) of fired clay <earthenware> 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 (esp. in comb.) things of the same kind, esp. ceramics, made usu. for sale (chinaware; hardware). 2 (usu. in pl.) a articles for sale (displayed his wares). b a person's skills, talents, etc. 3 ceramics etc. of a specified material, factory, or kind (Wedgwood ware; Delft ware). Etymology: OE waru f. Gmc, perh. orig. = 'object of care', rel. to WARE(3) 2. v.tr. (also 'ware) (esp. in hunting) look out for; avoid (usu. in imper.: ware hounds!). Etymology: OE warian f. Gmc (as WARE(3)), & f. ONF warer 3. predic.adj. poet. aware. Etymology: OE wær f. Gmc: cf. WARD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ware Ware, v. t. (Naut.) To wear, or veer. See Wear.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ware Ware, obs. imp. of Wear. Wore.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ware Ware, n. [AS. w[=a]r.] (Bot.) Seaweed. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Ware goose (Zo["o]l.), the brant; -- so called because it feeds on ware, or seaweed. [Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise. ``Retails his wares at wakes.'' --Shak. ``To chaffer with them and eke to sell them their ware.'' --Chaucer. It the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the Sabbath, or on the holy day. --Neh. x. 31. Note: Although originally and properly a collective noun, it admits of a plural form, when articles of merchandise of different kinds are meant. It is often used in composition; as in hardware, glassware, tinware, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.] She was ware and knew it bet [better] than he. --Chaucer. Of whom be thou ware also. --2. Tim. iv. 15. He is ware enough; he is wily and circumspect for stirring up any sedition. --Latimer. The only good that grows of passed fear Is to be wise, and ware of like again. --Spenser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ware Ware, n. [AS. waru caution.] The state of being ware or aware; heed. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. God . . . ware you for the sin of avarice. --Chaucer. Then ware a rising tempest on the main. --Dryden.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A woman's ware; her commodity.

Moby Thesaurus

alive, apprehensive, article, article of commerce, article of merchandise, au courant, awake, catalog goods, cognizant, commodities, commodity, conscious, consumer goods, consumer items, conversant, drug, effects, feature, goods, goods for sale, inventory, item, job lot, knowing, lead item, leader, line, line of goods, loss leader, mail-order goods, merchandise, product, seconds, sensible, sideline, special, standard article, staple, staple item, staples, stock, stock-in-trade, vendible, vendibles, wares

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