[yair or especially for 1, 2, yahr]
adjective, yar·er, yar·est.
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,Related formsyare·ly, adverb
equivalent to ge- y-
ready; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar
done, dressed (as meat)
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adjective yarer or yarest
archaic, or dialect ready, brisk, or eager
(of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
Derived Formsyarely, adverb
obsolete readily or eagerly
Word Origin for yare
Old English gearu ready; related to Old Saxon, Old High German garo ready, prepared, Old Norse gorr
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Word Origin and History for yarely
"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."
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