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WARE, pret. of wear, obs. It is now written wore.




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WARE, pret. of wear, obs. It is now written wore.


WARE, a. [Sax. war; Dan. vær. It belongs to the root of ward. We never use ware by itself. But we use it in aware, beware, and in wary. It was formerly in use.]

  1. Being in expectation of; provided against. 2 Tim. iv.
  2. Wary; cautious. – Milton.

WARE, n. [plur. Wares. Sax. ware; D. waar; G. waare; Sw. vara; Dan. vare.]

Goods; commodities; merchandise; usually in the plural; but we say, China ware, earthen-ware, potters' ware. It was formerly used in the singular, and may be so used still. Let the dark shop commend the ware. – Cleaveland. Sea ware, a marine plant, a species of Fucus. – Lee.


WARE, v. [pret. of Wear. Obs. It is now written Wore.]


WARE, v.i.

To take heed of. Then ware a rising tempest on the main. [Obs.] – Dryden. [We now use beware as a single word, though in fact it is not.]


WARE, v.t. [pret. Wore. This is evidently from the root of veer. See Veer.]

To cause a ship to change her course from one board to the other, by turning her stern to the wind; opposed to tacking, in which the head is turned to the wind; as, to ware a ship. We wore ship and stood to the southward.


Ware
  1. Wore.
  2. To wear, or veer. See Wear.
  3. Seaweed.

    [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

    Ware goose (Zoöl.), the brant; -- so called because it feeds on ware, or seaweed. [Prov. Eng.]

  4. Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise.

    "Retails his wares at wakes." Shak. "To chaffer with them and eke to sell them their ware." Chaucer.

    It the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the Sabbath, or on the holy day. Neh. x. 31.

    * Although originally and properly a collective noun, it admits of a plural form, when articles of merchandise of different kinds are meant. It is often used in composition; as in hardware, glassware, tinware, etc.

  5. A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard. See Beware.

    [Obs.]

    She was ware and knew it bet [better] than he. Chaucer.

    Of whom be thou ware also. 2. Tim. iv. 15.

    He is ware enough; he is wily and circumspect for stirring up any sedition. Latimer.

    The only good that grows of passed fear
    Is to be wise, and ware of like again.
    Spenser.

  6. The state of being ware or aware; heed.

    [Obs.] Wyclif.
  7. To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against.

    "Ware that I say." Chaucer.

    God . . . ware you for the sin of avarice. Chaucer.

    Then ware a rising tempest on the main. Dryden.

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Ware

WARE, preterit tense of wear, obsolete It is now written wore.

WARE, adjective [We never use ware by itself. But we use it in aware, beware, and in wary. It was formerly in use.]

1. Being in expectation of; provided against. 2 Timothy 4:15.

2. Wary; cautious.

WARE, verb intransitive To take heed of. [We now use beware as a single word, though in fact it is not.]

Then ware a rising tempest on the main.

WARE, verb transitive preterit tense wore. [This is evidently from the root of veer. See Veer.] To cause a ship to change her course from one board to the other, by turning her stern to the wind; opposed to tacking, in which the head is turned to the wind; as, to ware ship. We wore ship and stood to the southward.

WARE, noun plural wares. [G.] Goods; commodities; merchandise; usually in the plural; but we say, China ware earthern-ware, potters ware It was formerly used int eh singular, and may be so used still.

Let the dark shop commend the ware

Sea ware a marine plant, a species of Fucus.

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