any of various vetches, especially Vicia sativa.
the seed of a vetch.
Bible. a noxious weed, probably the darnel.
Other definitions for tare (2 of 3)
the weight of the wrapping, receptacle, or conveyance containing goods.
a deduction from the gross weight to allow for this.
the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.
a counterweight used in chemical analysis to balance the weight of a container.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter T.
to ascertain, note, or allow for the tare of.
Other definitions for tare (3 of 3)
simple past tense and past participle of tear2.
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How to use tare in a sentence
Most will have a tare button and a good display for mixing recipes.Best kitchen scales: This handy kitchen essential is a must-have for baking and beyond | Irena Collaku | July 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
The electrical car with which the comparison is made has a dynamo weighing 13 cwt., and the tare of the car is 52 cwt.
And there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them (2 Kings ii, 23, 24).The Bible | John E. Remsburg
Gray sat up, and the scene had its influence on his mind, which was not yet as a garden utterly laid waste and tare-sown.Jasper Lyle | Harriet Ward
She lifted her hand to this to tare it from its hook, but he prevented her.Aaron Trow | Anthony Trollope
Do not tare to stop t'e brod'er who is apout to safe his sister's da'ghter from pecoming a squatter's wife.The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for tare (1 of 2)
any of various vetch plants, such as Vicia hirsuta (hairy tare) of Eurasia and N Africa
the seed of any of these plants
Bible a troublesome weed, thought to be the darnel
British Dictionary definitions for tare (2 of 2)
the weight of the wrapping or container in which goods are packed
a deduction from gross weight to compensate for this
the weight of a vehicle without its cargo, passengers, etc
an empty container used as a counterbalance in determining net weight
(tr) to weigh (a package, etc) in order to calculate the amount of tare
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