/wair/, n.1. Usually, wares.a. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods: a peddler selling his wares.b. any intangible items, as services or products of artistic or intellectual creativity, that are salable: an actor advertising his wares.2. a specified kind or class of merchandise or of manufactured article (usually used in combination): silverware; glassware.3. pottery, or a particular kind of pottery: delft ware.4. Archaeol. a group of ceramic types classified according to paste and texture, surface modification, as burnish or glaze, and decorative motifs rather than shape and color.[bef. 1000; ME; OE waru; c. G Ware]ware2adj.1. watchful, wary, or cautious.2. aware; conscious.v.t.3. to beware of (usually used in the imperative).ware3/wair/, v.t., wared, waring. Scot. and North Eng.to spend; expend.[1300-50; ME < ON verja to spend, invest]ware4/wair/, n. Scot. and North Eng.the first season in the year; spring.
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* * *town (parish), East Hertfordshire district, administrative and historic county of Hertfordshire, England. The parish is situated on the northern periphery of the metropolitan area of Greater London. In ancient times it was probably the site of a fishing weir on the River Lea; later it became an important malting centre. A priory was founded there in the 14th century. In modern times Ware has attracted light industry, including pharmaceutical and plastics manufacture. Pop. (2001) 17,193.
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