- The definition of a tare is a hardy, weedy nitrogen-fixing plant with colored flowers.
An example of a tare is the common vetch.
- Tare is defined as the weight of a container before it is filled or loaded.
An example of tare is the weight of an empty shampoo bottle before it has been refilled.
- any of several vetches, esp. the common vetch (Vicia sativa)
- the seed of any of these plants
- Bible a noxious weed, thought to be darnel: Matt. 13:25-40
Origin of tareME, small seed, vetch from or akin to Middle Dutch tarwe, wheat from Indo-European base an unverified form derw?-, kind of grain from source Sanskrit d?rv?, millet grass: used in Middle English and Early Modern English versions of New Testament to translated, translation Ecclesiastical Late Latin zizania, darnel
- the weight of a container, wrapper, vehicle, etc. deducted from the total weight to determine the weight of the contents or load
- the deduction of this
Origin of tareLate Middle English from Middle French from Italian tara, probably from Arabic ?ara?a, to reject, throw, cast
transitive verbtared, tar′ing
- Any of several vetches native to Europe.
- Any of several weedy plants that grow in grain fields.
- tares An unwelcome or objectionable element.
Origin of tareMiddle English
- The weight of a container or wrapper that is deducted from the gross weight to obtain net weight.
- A deduction from gross weight made to allow for the weight of a container.
- Chemistry A counterbalance, especially an empty vessel used to counterbalance the weight of a similar container.
transitive verbtared, tar·ing, tares
Origin of tareMiddle English from Old French ultimately from Arabic &tlowdot;arh rejection, subtraction from &tlowdot;araha to throw away &tlowdot;rh
- (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch.
- (rare) A damaging weed growing in fields of grain.
Middle English tare (“vetch"), from Proto-Germanic *tarwÅ (cf. Dutch tarwe (“wheat")), from Proto-Indo-European *drÌ¥HuÌ¯Ä (cf. Welsh drewg (“darnel"), Lithuanian dirvÃ (“field"), Ancient Greek Î´Î¬ÏÎ±Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (dÃ¡ratos, “bread"), Sanskrit à¤¦à¥‚à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾ (dÅ«rvÄ, “panic grass, millet")).
(third-person singular simple present tares, present participle taring, simple past and past participle tared)
- In measuring instruments other than balances, this process is usually called zeroing.
- (obsolete) Simple past tense of tear.