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Meaning of WARE

Pronunciation:  wehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: silverware; software
  2. [v]  spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

WARE is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: consume, squander, waste
 See Also: article, article of commerce, dissipate, drop, expend, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, luxuriate, shoot, spend, tableware, wanton, woodenware



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ware\, obs. imp. of {Wear}.
  2. \Ware\, v. t. (Naut.)
    To wear, or veer. See {Wear}.
  3. \Ware\, n. [AS. w[=a]r.] (Bot.)
    Seaweed. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    {Ware goose} (Zo["o]l.), the brant; -- so called because it
       feeds on ware, or seaweed. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \Ware\, n. [OE. ware, AS. waru; akin to D. waar, G. waare,
    Icel. & Sw. vara, Dan. vare; and probably to E. worth, a. See
    {Worth}, a.]
    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.
    Note: 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. \Ware\, a. [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r. [root]142. See {Wary}.]
    A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard.
    See {Beware}. [Obs.]
          She was ware and knew it bet [better] than he.
          Of whom be thou ware also.               --2. Tim. iv.
          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. \Ware\, n. [AS. waru caution.]
    The state of being ware or aware; heed. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
  7. \Ware\, v. t. [As. warian.]
    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.
Computing Dictionary

["software"] Commonly used to form terms for classes of software. For examples, see careware, crippleware, crudware, freeware, fritterware, guiltware, liveware, meatware, payware, psychedelicware, shareware, shelfware, vaporware, wetware.

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