ware
Pronunciation Adjective

ware

  1. (poetic) Aware.
Noun

ware (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The state of being aware; heed.
Pronunciation Noun

ware (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, usually, in combination) Goods or a type of goods offered for sale or use.
  2. (in the plural) See wares.
  3. (uncountable) Pottery or metal goods.
    damascene ware, tole ware
  4. (countable, archaeology) A style or genre of artifact.
  5. (Ireland) Crockery.
Translations Pronunciation Verb

ware (wares, present participle waring; past and past participle wared)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) To be ware or mindful of something.
    • 1450, Palladius on Husbondrieː
      Ware the horn and heels lest they fling a flap to thee.
    • c. 1450, Who Ðat Liste Lokeː
      Ware avoutrer untrue; Such love was never good ne may be true.
    • c. 1470, The Macro Playsː
      Ware that!’ quoth Ser Wyly.
  2. (obsolete) To protect or guard (especially oneself); to be on guard, be wary.
    Ware thee.
Translations Adjective

ware

  1. (obsolete) Wary; cautious.
    • Bible, 2 Timothy 4:15
      Of whom be thou ware also.
    • He is ware enough; he is wily and circumspect for stirring up any sedition.
Related terms Noun

ware

  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) Seaweed.
Verb

ware (wares, present participle waring; past and past participle wared)

  1. (nautical) To wear, or veer.
Verb
  1. Old eye dialect spelling of were.
    • c. 1815, Mary Woody, A true account of Omie Wise
      A larg concors ware standing round

Ware
Proper noun
  1. A town in Hertfordshire, England
  2. Surname



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