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Were (IPA: /ˈwɝ/)

Were (v. t. & i.)

To wear. See 3d Wear.

Were (n.)

A weir. See Weir.

Were (v. t.)

To guard; to protect.

Were ()

The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.

Were (n.)

A man.

Were (n.)

A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild.


Old word for a male human


Village in Halmahera Tengah, North Maluku Province, Indonesia


Village in Ngada, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia


Family name


Radio station in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, serving Cleveland

Were (Last Name / Surname)

Were is the #143,149 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 116 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Were in Spanish is Fueron

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "˜I thought you were stuffed,' said Rincewind. [The parrot] ˜Up yours!' (p. 32)" - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The Validity of the MOOE and Capital Outlays were extended for another year." - Francis Escudero

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "How long were you asleep ?" Same as I am awake ," said Cliff. (p. 312)" - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "There were some technical questions on the day of vote Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by a minority ." (2015)" - Leung Chun-ying

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "There's nothing to fear, Lebannen ," he said gently, mockingly. They were only the dead ."" - Ursula K. Le Guin

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