tare

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See also: tarė and tåre

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English tare (vetch), from Proto-Germanic *tarwō (cf. Dutch tarwe (wheat)), from Proto-Indo-European *dr̥Hu̯ā (cf. Welsh drewg (darnel), Lithuanian dirvà (field), Ancient Greek δάρατος (dáratos, bread), Sanskrit दूर्वा (dūrvā, panic grass, millet)).

Noun[edit]

tare (plural tares)

  1. (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch.
  2. (rare) A damaging weed growing in fields of grain.
    • Matthew 13:25 (KJV)
      But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
    • 1985, John Fowles, A Maggot:
      I saw as I thought an uncle and guardian who has led a sober, industrious and Christian life and finds himself obliged to look on the tares of folly in his own close kin.

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle French tare, from Italian tara, from Arabic طرحة (ṭarḥa, that which is thrown away), a derivative of طرح (ṭáraḥa, to throw (away)).[1]

Noun[edit]

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tare (plural tares)

  1. The empty weight of a container.
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Verb[edit]

tare (third-person singular simple present tares, present participle taring, simple past and past participle tared)

  1. (chiefly business and law) To take into account the weight of the container, wrapping etc. in weighting merchandise.
    • 1886, Records of the History, Laws, Regulations, and Statistics of the Tobacco Trade of the United Kingdom, p. 86,
      he is [] to tare such number of bales as may be deemed necessary to settle the net weight for duty.
  2. (sciences) To set a zero value on an instrument (usually a balance) that discounts the starting point.
    • 2003, Dany Spencer Adams, Lab Math, CSHL Press, p. 63,
      Spectrometers, for example, must be zeroed before each reading; balances must be tared before each weighing.
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  • (to set a zero value): zero
Usage notes[edit]
  • In measuring instruments other than balances, this process is usually called zeroing.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

tare

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of tear

References[edit]

  1. ^ tare” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic طرح (ŧarħ, rubbish, refuse), from طرح (ŧaraħa, reject, deduct).

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Noun[edit]

tare f (plural tares)

  1. (archaic) deficiency
  2. defect, vice, flaw
  3. tare

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tare f

  1. plural form of tara

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tare

  1. rōmaji reading of たれ

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tālem, accusative of tālis. The sense of "distinguished" or "so great/excellent" in Latin probably eventually became "strong" in earlier Romanian, finally taking on the more literal meaning of "hard" or "tough". Cf. also atare.

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Adjective[edit]

tare 2 nom/acc forms

  1. (of a material) hard, tough, solid
    Pâinea este foarte tare.
    The bread is very hard.
  2. (of a person) strong
  3. (of a voice) loud, strong, powerful
  4. fierce, vehement, intense, vigorous
  5. mighty, durable, lasting, sturdy
  6. (colloquial) cool

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Adverb[edit]

tare

  1. strongly
  2. quickly and well
  3. very

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

tare

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tarar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tarar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tarar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tarar.