Pare Definition

pared, pares, paring
pared, pares, paring
To cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel.
Webster's New World
To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving.
Pared off the excess dough; pared fat from the budget.
American Heritage
To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually.
Webster's New World

To trim the hoof of a horse.


Origin of Pare

  • From Old French parer "arrange, prepare, trim", from Latin parare "make ready" (related to parere "produce, bring forth"), from a Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to bring forward, bring forth"). -f-

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English paren from Old French parer to prepare, trim from Latin parāre to prepare perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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