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tare

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[ tair ]
/ tɛər /
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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

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English tar(e), thar(e) “vetch”; akin to Dutch tarwe, Middle Low German terwe “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

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First recorded in 1480–90; from Middle French (equivalent to Medieval Latin, Italian, Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese tara, Spanish atara ), ultimately from Arabic ṭarḥah “what is thrown away, rejection, subtraction,” derivative of ṭaraḥa “to throw, 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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