archaic : set for action : ready
or yar
: characterized by speed and agility : nimble, lively
yare adverb archaic
yarely adverb archaic

Word History


Middle English, from Old English gearu; akin to Old High German garo ready

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yare was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near yare

Cite this Entry

“Yare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yare. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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