There are 3 definitions of ware in English:

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Pronunciation: /wɛː
 
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noun

[mass 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 aluminium 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, items/articles for sale, lines, range, solutions
    rare vendibles

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:

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Pronunciation: /wɛː
 
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adjective

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

Origin

Old English wær, from the Germanic base of ware3.

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(also 'ware)

exclamation

  • Used as a warning cry, typically during a hunt.

Origin

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

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