English version

-ware

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Household, Computers
-ware-ware /weə $ wer/ suffix [in uncountable nouns] 🔊 🔊 1 DFDHthings made of a particular material, especially for use in the home 🔊 glassware (=glass bowls, glasses etc) 🔊 silverware (=silver spoons, knives etc)2 DFthings used in a particular place for the preparation or serving of food 🔊 ovenware (=dishes for use in the oven) 🔊 tableware (=plates, glasses, knives etc)3 TDthings used in operating a computer 🔊 software (=programs) 🔊 shareware (=programs which can be shared via the Internet)
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-ware• hardware
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