There are 3 definitions of ware in English:

ware1

Syllabification: ware
Pronunciation: /we(ə)r
 
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noun

[usually with adjective or noun modifier]
  • 1Pottery, typically that of a specified type: blue-and-white majolica ware (wares) Minoan potters produced an astonishing variety of wares
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    • The question is whether ceramics known as gabbroic pottery, including Trevisker ware, include gabbro-rock minerals added as a temper.
    • It was associated with an oblong cobbled ‘work area’ with gullies, covered by vast quantities of Unstan ware pottery, five stone axes, a number of broken tools and flints.
    • The effect of family use of lead-glazed ceramic ware on PbB level was significant.
  • 1.1Manufactured articles of a specified type: crystal ware aluminum ware
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    • The new store will carry a range of jewellery, many pieces of which use precious stones and are flown in from China, as well as crafted handbags, purses, silk scarves and crystal ornamental ware.
    • When selecting a present for a family, utilitarian kitchen items, including cutlery and crystal ware, are often the best choice.
    • The crockery has class and the beverages come in real crystal ware.
  • 1.2 (wares) Articles offered for sale: traders in the street markets displayed their wares
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    • They would wander station platforms and when a troop train pulled in for a minute or two, would offer their wares for sale.
    • Producers from all over Northern Ireland put their fresh farm wares up for sale to a capacity crowd on Saturday mornings.
    • As many as 60 stalls would be set up for display and sale of wares.
    Synonyms
    merchandise, goods, products, produce, stock, commodities; lines, range
    informal stuff

Origin

Old English waru 'commodities', of Germanic origin, perhaps the same word as Scots ware 'cautiousness', and having the primary sense 'object of care'; related to ware2.

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There are 3 definitions of ware in English:

ware2

Syllabification: ware
Pronunciation: /
 
we(ə)r/

adjective

[predic.] archaic
  • Aware: thou speak’st wiser than thou art ware of

Origin

Old English wær, from the Germanic base of ware1.

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There are 3 definitions of ware in English:

ware3

Syllabification: ware
Pronunciation: /
 
we(ə)r/
(also 'ware)

verb

[in imperative]
  • Beware (used as a warning cry, typically in a hunting context).

Origin

Old English warian 'be on one's guard', from a Germanic base meaning 'observe, take care'.

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