Pronunciation: (wâr),[key] —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.