were


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Were \Were\, v. t. & i.
   To wear. See 3d Wear. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Were \Were\, n.
   A weir. See Weir. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Sir P. Sidney.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Were \Were\, v. t. [AS. werian.]
   To guard; to protect. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Were \Were\ (w[~e]r; 277). [AS. w[=ae]re (thou) wast, w[=ae]ron
   (we, you, they) were, w[=ae]re imp. subj. See Was.]
   The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive
   singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Were \Were\ (w[=e]r), n. [AS. wer; akin to OS. & OHG. wer, Goth.
   wa['i]r, L. vir, Skr. v[imac]ra. Cf. Weregild, and
   Werewolf.]
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   1. A man. [Obs.]
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   2. A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's
      life; weregild. [Obs.]
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            Every man was valued at a certain sum, which was
            called his were.                      --Bosworth.
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