Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) commodities offered for sale
    that store offers a variety of products
  2. (noun, artifact) articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
  3. (verb, consumption) spend extravagantly

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Origin of the word Ware

  1. "manufactured goods, goods for sale," O.E. waru, probably originally "object of care, that which is kept in custody," from P.Gmc. *waro (cf. Swed. vara, Dan. vare, O.Fris. were, M.Du. were, Du. waar, M.H.G., Ger. ware "goods"); related to O.E. w?r "aware, cautious" (see wary). Usually wares, except in compoun… more
  2. "to take heed of, beware," O.E. warian "to guard against," from P.Gmc. *warojan, from *waro- "to guard, watch" (cf. O.Fris. waria, O.N. vara); related to O.E. w?r "aware" (see wary). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Ware

war, warrior, wary, wear, wear away, wearer, weary, weir, wherry, whir, whirr, whore, wire, wirehair, wirer, wiry, wooer, worrier, worry, wry

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