\ ˈyer How to pronounce yare (audio) , ˈyär How to pronounce yare (audio) \

Definition of yare

1 archaic : set for action : ready
2 or yar \ ˈyär How to pronounce yar (audio) \
a : characterized by speed and agility : nimble, lively

Other Words from yare

yare adverb, archaic
yarely adverb, archaic

First Known Use of yare

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

History and Etymology for yare

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

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“Yare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yare. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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