WARE, preterit tense of wear, obsolete It is now written wore.
WARE, adjective [We never use ware by itself. But we use it in aware, beware, and in wary. It was formerly in use.]
1. Being in expectation of; provided against. 2 Timothy 4:15.
2. Wary; cautious.
WARE, verb intransitive To take heed of. [We now use beware as a single word, though in fact it is not.]
Then ware a rising tempest on the main.
WARE, verb transitive preterit tense wore. [This is evidently from the root of veer. See Veer.] To cause a ship to change her course from one board to the other, by turning her stern to the wind; opposed to tacking, in which the head is turned to the wind; as, to ware ship. We wore ship and stood to the southward.
WARE, noun plural wares. [G.] Goods; commodities; merchandise; usually in the plural; but we say, China ware earthern-ware, potters ware It was formerly used int eh singular, and may be so used still.
Let the dark shop commend the ware
Sea ware a marine plant, a species of Fucus.