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pare

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verb (used with object), pared, par·ing.
  1. to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of.
  2. to remove (an outer coating, layer, or part) by cutting (often followed by off or away).
  3. to reduce or remove by or as by cutting; diminish or decrease gradually (often followed by down): to pare down one's expenses.

Origin of pare

1275–1325; Middle English paren < Middle French parer to make ready, trim < Latin parāre to prepare
Related formspare·a·ble, adjectiveun·pared, adjective
Can be confusedpair pare payer pear

Synonyms

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1. See peel1. 3. clip, shave, lessen.

Antonyms

3. increase.
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Examples from the Web for unpared

Historical Examples

  • Soak sweet, unpared, sliced, dried apples over night in cold water.

    Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"</p>

    Edith M. Thomas

  • With a corer extract the core from the whole, unpared apple, which is less likely to break than one which has been peeled.

    Paper-bag Cookery

    Vera Serkoff


British Dictionary definitions for unpared

pare

verb (tr)
  1. to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
  2. to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
  3. to decrease bit by bit
Derived Formsparer, noun

Word Origin

C13: from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin parāre to make ready

Paré

noun
  1. Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1510–90, French surgeon. He reintroduced ligature of arteries following amputation instead of cauterization
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Word Origin and History for unpared

pare

v.

"to trim by cutting close," c.1300, from Old French parer "arrange, prepare; trim, adorn," and directly from Latin parare "make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE root *pere- "produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth," and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu "to brood," Greek poris "calf, bull," Old High German farro, German Farre "bullock," Old English fearr "bull," Sanskrit prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

unpared in Medicine

Paré

([object Object])
  1. French surgeon who made numerous improvements to operating methods, including the ligature of arteries rather than cauterization.
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