What does PARE mean?

Definitions for PAREpɛər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PARE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pare, pare down(verb)

    decrease gradually or bit by bit

  2. whittle, pare(verb)

    cut small bits or pare shavings from

    "whittle a piece of wood"

  3. skin, peel, pare(verb)

    strip the skin off

    "pare apples"

  4. pare, trim(verb)

    remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

    "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"


  1. pare(Verb)

    To remove the outer covering or skin of something with a cutting device, typically a knife.

    We pared the paired pears.

  2. pare(Verb)

    To reduce, diminish or trim gradually something as if by cutting off.

    Albrecht had to pare his options down by disregarding anything beyond his meager budget.

  3. Origin: From parer "arrange, prepare, trim", from parare "make ready" (related to parere "produce, bring forth"), from a .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pare(verb)

    to cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof

  2. Pare(verb)

    to remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, ring, or outside part, from anything; -- followed by off or away; as; to pare off the ring of fruit; to pare away redundancies

  3. Pare(verb)

    fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen

  4. Origin: [F. parer to pare, as a horse's hoofs, to dress or curry, as, leather, to clear, as anchors or cables, to parry, ward off, fr. L. parare to prepare. Cf. Empire, Parade, Pardon, Parry, Prepare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pare

    pār, v.t. to cut or shave off: to trim, or to remove by cutting: to diminish by littles.—n. Pār′er, one who, or that which, pares. [Fr. parer—L. parāre, to prepare.]

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Anagrams for PARE »

  1. aper, pear, rape, reap


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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