verb (used with object), pared, par·ing.
Origin of pare
OTHER WORDS FROM parepare·a·ble, adjectiveun·pared, adjective
Words nearby pare
Definition for pares (2 of 3)
noun, plural pri·mae in·ter pa·res [pree-mee in-ter pah-res; English prahy-mey in-ter pair-eez, pree‐] /ˈpri mi ˈɪn tər ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ meɪ ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz, ˈpri‐/ Latin.
Definition for pares (3 of 3)
noun, plural pri·mi in·ter pa·res [pree-mee in-ter pah-res; English prahy-mee in-ter pair-eez pree-] /ˈpri mi ˈɪn tɛr ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ mi ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz ˈpri-/ Latin.
Example sentences from the Web for pares
Gussy 'pares in the background and givs the gals $5 to danse a bally for his own speshell benerfit.The Bad Boy At Home|Walter T. Gray
A revolving log is advanced against a tool which pares a broad thin ribbon suitable for veneered work.The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties|Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
In some works, a special tool which pares the leather on a flat table is preferred; this particular operation is called "doling."Leather|K. J. Adcock
He fishes out his potatoes and pares them; but where shall he put the parings, dripping as they are?The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences|Hosea Quinby
Aunt Bethiah pares apples and slices them, and Elinor strings them up with a darning-needle.