tare

1
[ tair ]
/ tɛər /

noun

any of various vetches, especially Vicia sativa.
the seed of a vetch.
Bible. a noxious weed, probably the darnel.

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Origin of tare

1
1300–50; Middle English: vetch; akin to Dutch tarwe wheat

Definition for tare (2 of 3)

tare2
[ tair ]
/ tɛər /

noun

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.

verb (used with object), tared, tar·ing.

to ascertain, note, or allow for the tare of.

Origin of tare

2
1480–90; <Middle French (equivalent to Medieval Latin, Italian, Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese tara,Spanish atara) ≪ Arabic ṭarḥah what one throws away, derivative of ṭaraḥa to throw away

Definition for tare (3 of 3)

tare3
[ tair ]
/ tɛər /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense and past participle of tear2.
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British Dictionary definitions for tare (1 of 2)

tare1
/ (tɛə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for tare

C14: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tare (2 of 2)

tare2
/ (tɛə) /

noun

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

verb

(tr) to weigh (a package, etc) in order to calculate the amount of tare

Word Origin for tare

C15: from Old French: waste, from Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic tarhah something discarded, from taraha to reject
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