Usually wares .
articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods: a peddler selling his wares.
any intangible items, as services or products of artistic or intellectual creativity, that are salable: an actor advertising his wares.
a specified kind or class of merchandise or of manufactured article (usually used in combination): silverware;glassware.: See also -ware.
pottery, or a particular kind of pottery: delft ware.
Archaeology. 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.
Other definitions for ware (2 of 5)
to beware of (usually used in the imperative).
Other definitions for ware (3 of 5)
to spend; expend.
Other definitions for ware (4 of 5)
the first season in the year; spring.
Other definitions for -ware (5 of 5)
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How to use ware in a sentence
Sellers model their wares on Instagram and TikTok in hopes of building large followings, and Depop does what it can to encourage this practice.Depop Made Sustainable Shopping Cool for Gen Z. What Happens When Parents Crash the Party? | Eliana Dockterman | August 19, 2021 | Time
Cattle drives originated after the Civil War, when cattle-rich Texans figured they could hawk their wares to East Coasters desperate for beef.
Even countries like Japan, where the population is already shrinking, still benefit from a growing global labor force from which to draw workers and a growing global marketplace in which to sell their wares.How Low Can America’s Birth Rate Go Before It’s A Problem? | Stephanie H. Murray | June 9, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Smiley sold his wares privately and was only discovered when a quick-thinking librarian found an X-Acto blade on the floor of the Beinecke, Yale University’s rare book and manuscript library.Forget Art and Gems, Thieves Make Discreet Millions at the Library | Candida Moss | May 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
We’ll also have an Extra Crunch Live Pitch-Off, where folks in the audience can come on “stage” and pitch their wares.Coda’s Shishir Mehrotra and Madrona’s S. Somasegar to talk taking on Google on Extra Crunch Live | Jordan Crook | May 28, 2021 | TechCrunch
They were also wrong when they thought ware had pulled out a gun.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back | Justin Glawe | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
ware went to court claiming a number of irregularities, including issues with hundreds of absentee ballots.Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race? | Ben Jacobs | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the Broncos do manage to land ware, their defense could be scary.
ware, a tenacious pass-rusher, is a 7-time Pro Bowler and the Cowboys all-time leader in sacks, with 117 in nine seasons.
Reports say that the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos are the favorites to sign ware.
No man opens his ware with greater seriousness, or challenges your judgment more in the operation.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He left about a hundred of us here to make believe we 'uns ware goin' to attack Paris, so to give him time to git away.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Even the scribe has seen this, and has altered were to ware, to give a rime to the eye.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
The parlour, having once been a ware-room, was unusually large and well adapted for a tea-party.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
They never knew how long they had sat there on the stairs when Dr. ware opened the bedroom door and beckoned them in.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
British Dictionary definitions for ware (1 of 3)
(functioning as singular) articles of the same kind or material: glassware; silverware
porcelain or pottery of a specified type: agateware; jasper ware
- See also wares
British Dictionary definitions for ware (2 of 3)
another word for beware
British Dictionary definitions for ware (3 of 3)
(tr) Northern English and British dialect to spend or squander
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Scientific definitions for -ware
A suffix that means software, as in shareware.
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