/werr/; unstressed /weuhr/; Brit. also /wair/, v.
a 2nd pers. sing. pt. indic., pl. pt. indic., and pt. subj. of be.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE waere past subj., waere past ind. 2nd pers. sing. and waeron past ind. pl. of wesan to be; c. D, G waren, Dan var. See WAS]

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