~ 1 [ wɛ: ]
1》 pottery, typically that of a specified type.
↘manufactured articles of a specified type.
2》 ( ~s ) articles offered for sale.
OE waru 'commodities', of Gmc origin, perh. the same word as Scots ~ 'cautiousness', with the sense 'object of care'; related to ~ 3 .
~ 2 [ wɛ: ]
(also '~ )
■ verb be~ (used as a warning cry).
OE warian 'be on one's guard', from a Gmc base meaning 'observe, take care'.
~ 3 [ wɛ: ]
■ adjective archaic a~.
OE wær , from the Gmc base of ~ 2 .