ware

2
[ wair ]
/ wɛər /
Archaic.

adjective

watchful, wary, or cautious.
aware; conscious.

verb (used with object), wared, war·ing.

to beware of (usually used in the imperative).

Origin of ware

2
before 900; Middle English (adj. and v.); Old English wær (adj.); cognate with German gewahr aware, Old Norse varr

Definition for waring (2 of 2)

ware3
[ wair ]
/ wɛər /

verb (used with object), wared, war·ing. Scot. and North England.

to spend; expend.

Origin of ware

3
1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse verja to spend, invest
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British Dictionary definitions for waring (1 of 3)

ware1
/ (wɛə) /

noun (often in combination)

(functioning as singular) articles of the same kind or materialglassware; silverware
porcelain or pottery of a specified typeagateware; jasper ware
See also wares

Word Origin for ware

Old English waru; related to Old Frisian were, Old Norse vara, Middle Dutch Ware

British Dictionary definitions for waring (2 of 3)

ware2
/ (wɛə) archaic /

verb

another word for beware

adjective

another word for wary, wise 1

Word Origin for ware

Old English wær; related to Old Saxon, Old High German giwar, Old Norse varr, Gothic war, Latin vereor. See aware, beware

British Dictionary definitions for waring (3 of 3)

ware3
/ (wɛə) /

verb

(tr) Northern English and British dialect to spend or squander

Word Origin for ware

C15: of Scandinavian origin; related to Icelandic verja
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