Meaning of “ware” in the English Dictionary

"ware" in British English

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warenoun [ U ]

/weər/ /wer/

pottery (= objects made out of clay) of a particular type or make:

Meissen ware
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-waresuffix

uk / -weər/ us / -wer/

used, often in shops, to refer to objects of the same material or type, especially things used in cooking and serving food:

(Definition of “ware” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"-ware" in Business English

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COMMERCE used, especially in stores, to refer to objects of the same material or type:

kitchenware
glassware

(Definition of “-ware” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)