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Definition of "ware" [ware]

  • An article of commerce. (noun)
  • An immaterial asset or benefit, such as a service or personal accomplishment, regarded as an article of commerce. (noun)
  • Archaic To beware of. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete Watchful; wary. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Aware. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ware" in a sentence
  • "The name Tana ware is applied because of the early discoveries of these types of pottery along Kenya's Tana River. 62 Tana ware's prevalence in the region did not preclude the occurrence of EIA Kwale ware."
  • "He once said "the ware is lost" while our troops where in combat."
  • "Wasara's line of "paper ware" is as beautiful as it is useful."