Meaning of WARE in English


ware 1

/wair/ , n.

1. Usually, wares .

a. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods: a peddler selling his wares.

b. any intangible items, as services or products of artistic or intellectual creativity, that are salable: an actor advertising his wares.

2. a specified kind or class of merchandise or of manufactured article (usually used in combination): silverware; glassware.

3. pottery, or a particular kind of pottery: delft ware.

4. Archaeol. 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.

[ bef. 1000; ME; OE waru; c. G Ware ]

ware 2

/wair/ , adj., v., wared, waring . Archaic.


1. watchful, wary, or cautious.

2. aware; conscious.


3. to beware of (usually used in the imperative).

[ bef. 900; ME (adj. and v.); OE waer (adj.); c. G gewahr aware, ON varr ]

ware 3

/wair/ , v.t., wared, waring . Scot. and North Eng.

to spend; expend.

[ 1300-50; ME verja to spend, invest ]

ware 4

/wair/ , n. Scot. and North Eng.

the first season in the year; spring.

[ 1250-1300; ME var spring; perh. akin to L ver (see VERNAL), Gk éar spring ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .