Definitions for taretɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of various vetches, esp.

    Vicia sativa.

    Category: Plants

  2. (in the Bible) a noxious weed.

    Category: Bible

Origin of tare:

1300–50; ME: vetch; akin to MD tarwe wheat

taretɛər(n.; v.)tared, tar•ing.

  1. (n.)the weight of the wrapping or receptacle containing goods.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  2. a deduction from the gross weight to allow for this.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  3. the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  4. (v.t.)to ascertain or allow for the tare of.

    Category: Weights and Measures

Origin of tare:

1480–90; < MF 蠐 Ar ṭarḥah what one discards, der. of ṭaraḥa to discard


  1. Ref: pt. and pp. of tear2. 2

* Archaic..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tare(noun)

    an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods

  2. tare(noun)

    any of several weedy vetches grown for forage

  3. darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum(noun)

    weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

  4. tare(noun)

    the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo

  5. tare(noun)

    (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tare


  2. Tare(noun)

    a weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel

  3. Tare(noun)

    a name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the V. sativa, sometimes grown for fodder

  4. Tare(noun)

    deficientcy in the weight or quantity of goods by reason of the weight of the cask, bag, or whatever contains the commodity, and is weighed with it; hence, the allowance or abatement of a certain weight or quantity which the seller makes to the buyer on account of the weight of such cask, bag, etc

  5. Tare(verb)

    to ascertain or mark the tare of (goods)

  6. Tare

    of Tear

Translations for tare

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


firm; solid; not easy to break, scratch etc

The ground is too hard to dig.

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