Definitions for: Ware

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Ware, obs. imp. of Wear.

Ware, v. t. (Naut.)
To wear, or veer. See Wear.

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.]

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.

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.

Ware, n. [AS. waru caution.]
The state of being ware or aware; heed. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

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.

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

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