tare

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tare (vetch), from Old English *taru, from Proto-West Germanic *taru.

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Noun[edit]

tare (plural tares)

  1. (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch (genus Vicia, esp. Vicia sativa)
  2. Any of the tufted grasses of genus Lolium; darnel.
  3. (rare, figuratively) 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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French tare, from Italian tara, from Arabicطَرْحَة(ṭarḥa, that which is thrown away), a derivative of ⁧طَرَحَ(ṭaraḥa, to throw (away)).[1]

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Noun[edit]

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tare (countable and uncountable, plural tares)

  1. The empty weight of a container; unladen weight.
    • 1824, Stephen Pike, The Teachers' Assistant: Or a System of Practical Arithmetic, page 97:
      What is the neat weight of 4 hogsheads of tobacco, each weighing 10cwt. 3qrs. 10lb. gross; — tare 100lb. per hdd.?
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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, page 86:
      he is [] to tare such number of bales as may be deemed necessary to settle the net weight for duty.
    • 1959 December, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 610:
      Without question, I think, the exploit of "Jubilee" No. 45737 Atlas [...] was the finest [...], for the train was made up to eleven bogies taring the maximum of 350 tons for an engine of this class, notwithstanding which 7 min. was gained on schedule.
  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.
Usage notes[edit]
  • In measuring instruments other than balances, this process is usually called zeroing.
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  • (to set a zero value): zero
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Etymology 3[edit]

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tare

  1. (obsolete) simple past of tear

Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese () (tare, sauce, gravy).

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tare (uncountable)

  1. Any of various dipping sauces served with Japanese food, typically based on soy sauce.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “tare”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin tara or Italian tara, from Arabicطَرْح(ṭarḥ, rubbish, refuse), from ⁧طَرَحَ(ṭaraḥa, to reject, to deduct).

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tare f (plural tares)

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

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  • Romanian: tară

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.re/
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: tà‧re

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tare f

  1. plural of tara

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tare

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たれ

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Either from an Old English *taru or borrowed from Middle Low German and/or Middle Dutch tarwe; in any case, ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *taru.

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Noun[edit]

tare (plural tares or taren)

  1. Vetch or tare; a member of the genus Vicia.
  2. The seed of vetch, especially in reference to something worthless.
  3. (rare) Lolium temulentum (poison darnel).

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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  • tarre (dialectal, Northern Norway)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þari. Cognate with Faroese tari, Icelandic þari. Perhaps from a Proto-Germanic *þarhô, from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ- (to twist).

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tare m (definite singular taren, indefinite plural tarar, definite plural tarane)

  1. kelp (seaweed of the order Laminariales)

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Verb[edit]

tare

  1. singular optative active of tarati (to cross over)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tare

  1. inflection of tarar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited 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". Compare also atare.

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Adjective[edit]

tare m or f or n (plural tari)

  1. (of a material) hard, tough, solid
    Pâinea este foarte tare.
    The bread is very hard.
  2. (of a person, now regional or colloquial) strong
  3. (of a voice) loud, strong, powerful
  4. (of an alcoholic drink or drug) strong, hard
  5. fierce, vehement, intense, vigorous
  6. mighty, durable, lasting, sturdy
  7. (colloquial, slightly dated) cool
    • 2019, Bianca E., La poli opuși[1], Editura Stylished, →ISBN, page 259:
      Dar nu vreau să fie iarna când mi-l cumpără pentru că trebuie să aștept prea mult să îl scot din casă. Are remorcă! E super tare!
      But I don't want it to be winter when I’m bought it because I have to wait too long to take it out of the house. It has a trailer! It's super cool!

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Adverb[edit]

tare

  1. strongly
  2. fast
  3. (informal, often ironic) very
  4. out loud

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

tare

  1. inflection of tarar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Swedish[edit]

Phrase[edit]

tare

  1. (colloquial) Pronunciation spelling of "ta det" (take it).
    Synonym: tat
    Tare lugnt! (Ta det lugnt!)
    Take it easy! (Calm down!)

Ternate[edit]

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tare

  1. (intransitive) to crawl

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of tare
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st totare fotare mitare
2nd notare nitare
3rd Masculine otare itare, yotare
Feminine motare
Neuter itare
- archaic

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh