Definitions for warewɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Usu., wares. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods. any intangible items, as artistic skills or intellectual accomplishments, that are salable.

  2. a specified kind of merchandise (usu. used in combination):

    silverware; glassware.

  3. pottery, or a particular kind of pottery:

    delft ware.

    Category: Ceramics

  4. Archaeol. a group of ceramic types classified according to paste and texture, surface modification, as burnish or glaze, and decorative motifs rather than shape and color.

    Category: Archaeology, Ceramics

Origin of ware:

bef. 1000; ME; OE waru, c. OFris, MLG, MD ware, ON vara

ware*wɛər(adj.; v.)

  1. (adj.)watchful, wary, or cautious.

  2. aware; conscious.

  3. (v.t.)to beware of (usu. used in the imperative).

* Archaic..

Origin of ware:

bef. 900; ME; OE wær, c. OS war, OHG giwar, ON varr, Go wars

ware*wɛər(v.t.)wared, war•ing.

  1. to spend; expend.

* Scot..

Origin of ware:

1300–50; ME < ON verja to spend, invest

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ware(noun)

    articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'

  2. merchandise, ware, product(verb)

    commodities offered for sale

    "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"

  3. consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ware


  2. Ware(verb)

    to wear, or veer. See Wear

  3. Ware(noun)


  4. Ware(adj)

    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

  5. Ware(adj)

    a ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard. See Beware

  6. Ware(noun)

    the state of being ware or aware; heed

  7. Ware(verb)

    to make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against

Anagrams of ware

  1. Wear

Translations for ware

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


manufactured articles (made of a particular material)


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