[yair or especially for 1, 2, yahr]
- quick; agile; lively.
- (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
- ready; prepared.
- nimble; quick.
Also yar (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of yare
before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- y- + earu ready; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar done, dressed (as meat)
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Examples from the Web for yare
That will do, for the present; let us yare a little, now, for a change.Is Shakespeare Dead?
Many thousands of fish were killed in the Yare by the ingress of salt water.Norfolk Annals
Another mode of capturing eels is by "eel picking" in the lower waters of the Yare near Cantley.
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.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
The mouth of the Yare has been, within the last five centuries, diverted about four miles to the south.Principles of Geology
- archaic, or dialect ready, brisk, or eager
- (of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
- obsolete readily or eagerly
Old English gearu ready; related to Old Saxon, Old High German garo ready, prepared, Old Norse gorr
Word Origin and History for yare
"ready, prepared," Old English gearo "ready," related to gearwe "clothing, dress" (see gear (n.)). Cf. Dutch gaar "done, dressed;" Old High German garo "ready, prepared, complete."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper