- watchful, wary, or cautious.
- aware; conscious.
- to beware of (usually used in the imperative).
Origin of ware2
- to spend; expend.
Origin of ware3
Examples from the Web for waring
Waring was a judge in South Carolina in the mid-20th century.
But Chucktown has been molasses-slow to acknowledge the brave legacy of Waring.
"The gleam" was on it, and my father, like Browning's Waring, heard the call.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Had not Mr. Lane been making enquiries about a Captain Waring?The Education of Eric Lane
"Well, if they do not come soon we will not wait for them," said Mrs. Waring.Bucholz and the Detectives
Why, what does he go out there for, when he has the run of Waring's sideboard?
Waring has never missed a night she happened to be there for the last six weeks.
- (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 waring
brand name of a type of food processor, 1948, manufactured by Waring Products Corp., N.Y., U.S.
"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).