(War"wick*ite) n. (Min.) A dark brown or black mineral, occurring in prismatic crystals imbedded
in limestone near Warwick, New York. It consists of the borate and titanate of magnesia and iron.
(War"worn`) a. Worn with military service; as, a warworn soldier; a warworn coat. Shak.
(Wa"ry) a. [Compar. Warier ; superl. Wariest.] [OE. war, AS. wær; akin to Icel. vrr, Dan. &
Sw. var, Goth. wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara notice, attention, Gr. to see. Cf. Aware, Garment,
Garnish, Garrison, Panorama, Ward, v. t. Ware, a., Warren.]
1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously
or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful. "Bear a wary eye." Shak.
We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men.Milton.
2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
It behoveth our words to be wary and few.Hooker.
Syn. Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See Cautious.
(War"ye) v. t. [AS. wergian, wyrgean. Cf. Worry.] To curse; to curse; to execrate; to condemn; also,
to vex. [Obs.] [Spelled also warrie, warry, and wary.] "Whom I thus blame and warye." Chaucer.
(Was) [AS. wæs, 2d pers. w&aemacrre, 3d pers. wæs, pl. w&aemacrron, with the inf. wesan to
be; akin to D. wezen, imp. was, OHG. wesan, imp. was, G. wesen, n., a being, essence, war was,
Icel. vera to be, imp. var, Goth. wisan to be, to dwell, to remain, imp. was, Skr. vas to remain,
to dwell. &radic148. Cf. Vernacular, Wassail, Were, v.] The first and third persons singular of the
verb be, in the indicative mood, preterit (imperfect) tense; as, I was; he was.
(Wase) n. [Cf. Sw. vase a sheaf.] A bundle of straw, or other material, to relieve the pressure
of burdens carried upon the head. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Wash) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Washed (wosht); p. pr. & vb. n. Washing.] [OE. waschen, AS.
wascan; akin to D. wasschen, G. waschen, OHG. wascan, Icel. & Sw. vaska, Dan. vaske, and perhaps
to E. water. &radic150.]