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yɛər or, esp. for 1,2 , yɑryare

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  1. yareadjective


  2. yareadjective

    yar, lively, agile, handy

  3. yareadjective

    Easily manageable and answering readily to the helm

  4. Etymology: From yare, ȝare, from gearu, from garwaz, from gʰrebʰ-. Cognate with gaar, gar, görr, gerr.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Yareadjective

    Ready; dextrous; eager.

    Etymology: gearwe , Saxon.

    Yare, yare, good Iros, quick; —— methinks I hear
    Antony call. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    I do desire to learn, Sir; and I hope, if you have occasion to use me for your turn, you shall find me yare. William Shakespeare.


  1. yare

    The River Yare is a river in the English county of Norfolk. In its lower reaches it is one of the principal navigable waterways of The Broads and connects with the rest of the network. The river rises south of Dereham to the west to the village of Shipdham. Above its confluence with a tributary stream from Garvestone it is known as the Blackwater River. From there it flows in a generally eastward direction passing Barnham Broom and is joined by the River Tiffey before reaching Bawburgh. It then skirts the southern fringes of the city of Norwich, passing through Colney, Cringleford, Lakenham and Trowse. At Whitlingham it is joined by the River Wensum and although the Wensum is the larger and longer of the two, the river downstream of their confluence continues to be called the Yare. Flowing eastward into The Broads it passes the villages of Bramerton, Surlingham, Rockland St. Mary and Cantley. Just before Reedham at Hardley Cross (erected in 1676) it is joined by the River Chet. The cross marks the ancient boundary between the City of Norwich and Borough of Great Yarmouth. Beyond Reedham the river passes the famously isolated marshland settlement of Berney Arms before entering the tidal lake of Breydon Water. Here the Yare is joined by the Rivers Waveney and Bure and finally enters the North Sea at Gorleston, Great Yarmouth.The Yare is the frequent subject of landscape paintings by members of the early 19th century Norwich School of artists. The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. contains an oil painting by John Crome entitled Moonlight on the Yare. Joseph Stannard depicted the river in Thorpe Water Frolic, Afternoon (1824) and Boats on the Yare near Bramerton (1828) which is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The river is navigable to small coastal vessels from Norwich to the sea, and in former times carried significant commercial traffic to that city. At Reedham the river is joined by the Haddiscoe Cut, a canal which provides a direct navigable link to the River Waveney at Haddiscoe avoiding Breydon Water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yarenoun

    ready; dexterous; eager; lively; quick to move

  2. Yareadverb


  3. Etymology: [OE. yare, aru, AS. gearu; akin to OS. garu, OHG. garo, G. gar, Icel. gerr perfect, grva quite, G. gerben to tan, to curry, OHG. garawen, garwen, to make ready. Cf. Carouse, Garb clothing, Gear, n.]


  1. Yare

    Yare is an album by Yavuz Bingöl released on April 26, 2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yare

    yār, adj. ready: dexterous: quick: easily handled, manageable.—adv. Yare′ly (Shak.), promptly: dexterously: skilfully. [A.S. gearu, gearo, ready, prompt; Dut. gaar, dressed, Ger. gar, wholly.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. yare

    [Ang.-Sax. for dexterous or quick]. It was formerly a favourite nautical phrase, as "Be yare at the helm;" and is used by Shakspeare's boatswain in the Tempest.

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  1. ayre

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  3. year

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  5. aery

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yare in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    A disjointed
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