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yare

[yair or especially for 1, 2, yahr] /yɛər or especially for 1, 2, yɑr/
adjective, yarer, yarest.
1.
quick; agile; lively.
2.
(of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3.
Archaic.
  1. ready; prepared.
  2. nimble; quick.
Also, yar (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of yare
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- y- + earu ready; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar done, dressed (as meat)
Related forms
yarely, adverb
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Examples from the Web for yare
Historical Examples
  • That will do, for the present; let us yare a little, now, for a change.

  • Many thousands of fish were killed in the yare by the ingress of salt water.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Another mode of capturing eels is by "eel picking" in the lower waters of the yare near Cantley.

  • He took me for a long walk to break it to me, over the hills towards yare and across the great gorse commons by Hazelbrow.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • The mouth of the yare has been, within the last five centuries, diverted about four miles to the south.

    Principles of Geology Charles Lyell
  • This is the river yare, which runs, from west to east, through the northern part of the province.

  • Rowing matches followed, and “the banks of the yare were thronged beyond all precedency with genteel company.”

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • We were stopping down at Yarmouth, and we decided we would go for a trip up the yare.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
  • He couldn't rightly say when the elder had gone out, "but it might be a yare ago come muck-spreadin'."

  • So we turned back into the yare, and sailed up to the mouth of the new cut at Reedham.

British Dictionary definitions for yare

yare

/jɛə/
adjective yarer, yarest
1.
(archaic or dialect) ready, brisk, or eager
2.
(of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
adverb
3.
(obsolete) readily or eagerly
Derived Forms
yarely, adverb
Word Origin
Old English gearu ready; related to Old Saxon, Old High German garo ready, prepared, Old Norse gorr
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Word Origin and History for yare
adj.

"ready, prepared," Old English gearo "ready," related to gearwe "clothing, dress" (see gear (n.)). Cf. Dutch gaar "done, dressed;" Old High German garo "ready, prepared, complete."

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