[ yair or especially for 1, 2, yahr ]
/ yɛər or especially for 1, 2, yɑr /
adjective, yar·er, yar·est.
quick; agile; lively.
(of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
- ready; prepared.
- nimble; quick.
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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)
OTHER WORDS FROM yareyare·ly, adverb
Words nearby yare
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Example sentences from the Web for yarely
Eat with despatch,” he said, “and follow me yarely to mine house.The Black Arrow|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for yarely
/ (jɛə) /
adjective yarer or yarest
archaic, or dialect ready, brisk, or eager
(of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
obsolete readily or eagerly
Derived forms of yareyarely, adverb
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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