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
He ripped out and he rared, he tipped and he tared, he pranced and he charged like the grand entry at a circus.
Curdle fresh milk by warming to 60°C., and adding rennet; filter off the whey into a sterile "tared" flask.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
The last filtration may be performed upon a Gooch crucible, a linen filter, or a tared filter paper.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
If small quantities of the metal separate from the dish, they must be collected on a tared filter, and determined separately.Scientific American Supplement No. 299 | Various
Finally, the precipitate is collected on a tared filter and weighed, after drying at 100°.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
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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