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 waresMore example sentences
- 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 wareMore example sentences
- 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 waresMore example sentences
- 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.
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.