Were, n. A weir. See Weir. [Obs.]
Were v. t. & i. To wear. See 3d Wear. [Obs.]
Were, v. t. To guard; to protect. [Obs.]
Were The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.
1. A man. [Obs.]
2. A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild. [Obs.]
Every man was valued at a certain sum, which was called his were. --Bosworth.