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yare

[ yair yahr ]

adjective

, yar·er, yar·est.
  1. quick; agile; lively.
  2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
  3. Archaic.
    1. ready; prepared.
    2. nimble; quick.


yare

/ jɛə /

adjective

  1. archaic.
    ready, brisk, or eager
  2. (of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled


adverb

  1. obsolete.
    readily or eagerly

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Derived Forms

  • ˈyarely, adverb

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Other Words From

  • yarely adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of yare1

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- archaic prefix + earu “ready”; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar “done, dressed (as meat)”; y-

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Word History and Origins

Origin of yare1

Old English gearu ready; related to Old Saxon, Old High German garo ready, prepared, Old Norse gorr

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Example Sentences

Yare nere content, Crying nor laughingThe meaning is, of course: You are never content with us, whether we are crying or laughing.

The junior club is the Yare Sailing Club, which welcomes all amateurs as members who can pay a 5s.

He took me for a long walk to break it to me, over the hills towards Yare and across the great gorse commons by Hazelbrow.

Many thousands of fish were killed in the Yare by the ingress of salt water.

Water covered nearly all the area in which the city is now built, and filled all the valley of the Yare.

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