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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tarenoun

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

  2. tarenoun

    any of several weedy vetches grown for forage

  3. darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentumnoun

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

  4. tarenoun

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

  5. tarenoun

    (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. Tarenoun

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

  3. Tarenoun

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

  4. Tarenoun

    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. Tareverb

    to ascertain or mark the tare of (goods)

  6. Tare

    of Tear

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tare

    tār, n. any one of several species of vetch: (B.) an unidentified weed, prob. darnel. [Prob. tear.]

  2. Tare

    tār, n. the weight of the vessel or package in which goods are contained: an allowance made for it, the remainder being the net weight. [Fr.,—Sp. tara—Ar. tarha, thrown away.]

  3. Tare

    tār, obsolete, pa.p. of tear (2).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tare in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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