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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warye  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  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. 
  2.  Characterized  by  caution;  guarded;  careful. 
  It  behoveth  our  words  to  be  wary  and  few  --Hooker. 
  Syn:  Cautious;  circumspect;  watchful.  See  {Cautious}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  marked  by  keen  caution  and  watchful  prudence;  "they  were 
  wary  in  their  movements";  "a  wary  glance  at  the  black 
  clouds";  "taught  to  be  wary  of  strangers"  [ant:  {unwary}] 
  2:  openly  distrustful  and  unwilling  to  confide  [syn:  {leery},  {mistrustful}, 
  {suspicious},  {untrusting}] 

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