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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun ware:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb ware:


Ware is sometimes a misspelling of wear or where.

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Definition of the noun ware

What does ware mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wares

  1. articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: article = one of a class of artifacts
    • more specific terms:
  2. commodities offered for sale

Alternative definition of the noun ware


  1. A product that is bought or sold; a commodity.
  2. [Ireland] Crockery

Definition of the adjective ware

What does ware mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. [poetic] aware

Definition of the verb ware

What does ware mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wared | waring | wares

  1. spend extravagantly

Alternative definition of the verb ware


  1. [obsolete] To beware of something.


  1. Ware is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 9,872 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. Ware is an unincorporated community in Union County, Illinois, and is located near Jonesboro. As of Census 2000, the population is 3,422 It is named for politician and farmer Jesse Ware.
  3. Ware is a census-designated place in the town of Ware in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,174 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  4. Ware a.k.a. Ware railway station is in Ware in Hertfordshire, England. It is on the Hertford East Branch Line, and train services are provided by Greater Anglia, which also manages the station. Ware station is unusual in that it has only a single bidirectional platform and track on what is otherwise a double track railway.
  5. Ware a.k.a. Ware, Iowa: Ware is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. Ware is 6 miles northwest of Pocahontas.
  6. Ware a.k.a. Ware, Kentucky: Ware is an unincorporated community in Casey County, Kentucky, United States. Its Post Office has ceased to exist.

There are other places with in their name, like Ware County and Ware Shoals.


Ware is a record label.


  1. Ware a.k.a. Ware F.C.: Ware F.C.
  2. WARE is a radio station broadcasting an oldies format. Licensed to Ware, Massachusetts, USA, the station serves the Springfield market.
  3. Ware a.k.a. Ware people: The Ware were a Bantu ethnic/ linguistic group in Tanzania. They are believed to have become extinct. Around 1900, they were still living on an island in the Eastern part of Lake Victoria off the coast of Mara Region. According to Maho & Sands, their language has died out as mentioned by Sommer. It is not known whether there are still people calling themselves "Ware" today in that area, nor which language they would be speaking.

Phrases with Ware

  1. Ware's Hairsedge
  2. -WARE
  3. samian ware
  4. ceramic ware
  5. Sanitary Ware

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ware

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

by Ross M. Mullner

Ware is the founder and president and chief scientific officer of Quality Metric, Inc. , an Internet-based healthcare technology company that uses the latest innovations in measurement technology to monitor health outcomes of consumers.

Google previewThe Friend of All (1884)

A Cyclopaedia of Practical Information for the Housekeeper, the Gardener, the Farmer, the Artisan, the Business Man, and the Young Folks by Charles M. Green

Ttie Banke ware is a coarse stone- ware, usually modeled by hand and unglazed , and decorated with flowers in enamel colors. Kioto, Awata and Satsuma...

Kioto ware is the commonest sort of Japanese pottery. Birds, flowers and insects are ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology

by Amalananda Ghosh

The second major ware is a highly burnished pottery with a distinct slip, which may be red, tan, orange or chocolate in colour. The vase with pedestalled base, corrugated shoulder and long corrugated neck is an important shape in this fabric .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kitchen History (2004)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Japan ware is a category of objects covered in a characteristic, multiple-coated hard black lacquer finish. The process of layering this finish is known as japanning. Objects made from a variety of materials, including papier-mâché, leather, ...

Google previewHomelessness (1992)

New England & Beyond by Padraig O'Malley

Although a substantial body Norma Ware is a medical anthropologist and instructor in social medicine. Department of Social Medicine. Harvard Medical School. Robert Desjarlais is an anthropologist and an NIMH postdoctoral research fellow ...

Google previewValue and Vision in American Literature (1999)

Literary Essays in Honor of Ray Lewis White by Joseph Candido

But Theron Ware is an artistic masterpiece too , and, ...

Google previewUsing Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning (2013)

Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy by Naomi Silver, Matthew Kaplan, Danielle LaVaque-Manty, Deborah Meizlish

Jennifer Ware is a Mellon postdoctoral ...

Google previewThe Loss and Recovery of Elect Sinners (1795)

With the Difficulty of Their Coming Back Again to Glory ... by John Adamson

When the Lord gives up with them, and will not, ware means upon them, because they would not be bettered thereby , ...

Google previewThe Philokalia (2012)

A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality by Brock Bingaman, Bradley Nassif

Kallistos Ware is a titular metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Great Britain. Rowan Williams is an Anglican bishop, poet, and theologian, and is the current (104th) Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Nanking ware Chinese-style porcelain with a blue and white pattern, originally imported into Europe from Nanking. pallet A spatula or paddlelike implement used for mixing or shaping clay. Parian ware Fine white porcelain resembling marble, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997)

by Douglas Q. Adams

CORDED WARE CULTURE Ware sites indicates that they could not have been ( fully) nomadic pastoralists. Considerable controversy exists over the origins of the Corded Ware culture and its associations with other cultural groups.

Google previewMassachusetts Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jennifer Herman

WARE Town; Hampshire County; Elevation 488; 20 miles east-northeast of ...

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Quotes about Ware

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our talk tinkling like
merry making porcelain ware

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a talk tinkling like
fine porcelain ware

Christian Jorg
the porcelain man's best love
is tribal art (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of W4A1R1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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