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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wary \Wa"ry\, a. [Compar. Warier; superl. Wariest.] [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r; akin to Icel. v?rr, 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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful. [1913 Webster] It behoveth our words to be wary and few. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Syn: Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See Cautious. [1913 Webster]