Meaning of ware

ware

Pronunciation: (wâr), [key]
— n.
  1. Usually, a peddler selling his wares.
    1. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods:a peddler selling his wares.
    2. 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. 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.

ware

Pronunciation: (wâr), [key]
— adj., v., wared, war•ing.
—adj.
  1. watchful, wary, or cautious.
  2. aware; conscious.
—v.t.
  1. to beware of (usually used in the imperative).

ware

Pronunciation: (wâr), [key]
— wared, war•ing.
  1. to spend; expend.

ware

Pronunciation: (wâr), [key]
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
  1. the first season in the year; spring.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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