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tare

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noun \ˈter\

Definition of tare

  1. 1a :  the seed of a vetchb :  any of several vetches (especially Vicia sativa and V. hirsuta)

  2. 2 :  a weed of grain fields especially of Biblical times that is usually held to be the darnel

  3. 3 plural :  an undesirable element



Origin of tare

Middle English; probably akin to Middle Dutch tarwe wheat


First Known Use: 14th century

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tare

noun

Definition of tare

  1. 1 :  a deduction from the gross weight of a substance and its container made in allowance for the weight of the container; also :  the weight of the container

  2. 2 :  counterweight



Origin of tare

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian tara, from Arabic ṭarḥa, literally, that which is removed


First Known Use: 15th century

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tare

transitive verb

Definition of tare

taredtar·ing

  1. :  to ascertain or mark the tare of; especially :  to weigh so as to determine the tare



1812

First Known Use of tare

1812

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