verb (used with object), pared, par·ing.
Origin of pare
Synonyms for pare
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Examples from the Web for unpared
Historical Examples of unpared
Soak sweet, unpared, sliced, dried apples over night in cold water.
With a corer extract the core from the whole, unpared apple, which is less likely to break than one which has been peeled.Paper-bag Cookery
Word Origin for pare
"to trim by cutting close," c.1300, from Old French parer "arrange, prepare; trim, adorn," and directly from Latin parare "make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE root *pere- "produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth," and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu "to brood," Greek poris "calf, bull," Old High German farro, German Farre "bullock," Old English fearr "bull," Sanskrit prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.