- 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.
Origin of ware1
- watchful, wary, or cautious.
- aware; conscious.
- to beware of (usually used in the imperative).
Origin of ware2
- to spend; expend.
Origin of ware3
- the first season in the year; spring.
Origin of ware4
- a combining form extracted from software, occurring as the final element in words that refer to a specified kind or class of software: spyware; shareware.See also ware1(def 2).
Examples from the Web for ware
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
December 5, 2014
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?
July 10, 2014
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.
"Give this to Mr. Ware," she said to the stable boy as she prepared to get into the dog-cart.
"He can advise us and help us to put the muddle right," said Mrs. Ware.
Even Miss Ware smiled a little, and adjusted her gold beads.Tiverton Tales
But it should be a threat, which is the ware in which you are fond of dealing.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Then the warrior was ware of that wolf-of-the-deep, mere-wife monstrous.Beowulf
- (functioning as singular) articles of the same kind or materialglassware; silverware
- porcelain or pottery of a specified typeagateware; jasper ware
- another word for beware
- (tr) Northern English and British dialect to spend or squander
Word Origin and History for ware
"manufactured goods, goods for sale," Old English waru, probably originally "object of care, that which is kept in custody," from Proto-Germanic *waro (cf. Swedish vara, Danish vare, Old Frisian were, Middle Dutch were, Dutch waar, Middle High German, German ware "goods"); related to Old English wær "aware, cautious" (see wary). Usually wares, except in compounds such as hardware, earthenware, etc. Lady ware was a jocular 17c. euphemism for "a woman's private parts," and Middle English had ape-ware "deceptive or false ware; tricks" (mid-13c.).
"to take heed of, beware," Old English warian "to guard against," from Proto-Germanic *warojan, from *waro- "to guard, watch" (cf. Old Frisian waria, Old Norse vara); related to Old English wær "aware" (see wary).
- A suffix that means software, as in shareware.