Tare Definition

târ
tared, tares, taring
noun
tares
Any of several vetches, esp. the common vetch (Vicia sativa)
Webster's New World
The seed of any of these plants.
Webster's New World
A noxious weed, thought to be darnel: Matt. 13:25-40
Webster's New World
An unwelcome or objectionable element.
American Heritage
The weight of a container, wrapper, vehicle, etc. deducted from the total weight to determine the weight of the contents or load.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
darnellolium-temulentumcheatbearded darnel
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verb
tared, tares, taring
To find out, allow for, or mark the tare of.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(chiefly business and law) To take into account the weight of the container, wrapping etc. in weighting merchandise.

Wiktionary

(sciences) To set a zero value on an instrument (usually a balance) that discounts the starting point.

Wiktionary

(obsolete) Simple past tense of tear.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Tare

Noun

Singular:
tare
Plural:
tares

Origin of Tare

  • Middle English tare (“vetch"), from Proto-Germanic *tarwō (cf. Dutch tarwe (“wheat")), from Proto-Indo-European *drÌ¥Hu̯ā (cf. Welsh drewg (“darnel"), Lithuanian dirvà (“field"), Ancient Greek δάρατος (dáratos, “bread"), Sanskrit दूर्वा (dÅ«rvā, “panic grass, millet")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle French tare, from Italian tara, from Arabic طرحة (á¹­arḥa, “that which is thrown away"), a derivative of طرح (ṭáraḥa, “to throw (away)").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French ultimately from Arabic ṭarḥ rejection, subtraction from ṭaraḥa to throw away ṭrḥ in Semitic roots

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

  • Middle English

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

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