yare

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See also: Yare and y'are

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • yar (for the nautical sense)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yare, ȝare, from Old English ġearu (prepared, ready, prompt, equipped, complete, finished, yare), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz (ready), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ- (to grab, take, rake). Cognate with Dutch gaar (done, well-cooked), German gar (done, well-cooked; wholly, at all), Icelandic görr, gerr (perfect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yare (comparative yarer, superlative yarest)

  1. (archaic) Ready; prepared.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Ready, alert, prepared, prompt.
  3. Eager, keen, lively, handy; agile, nimble.
  4. (nautical, of a ship) Easily manageable and answering readily to the helm; yar.
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
      The lesser [ship] will come and go, leave or take, and is yare; whereas the greater is slow.

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Adverb[edit]

yare (comparative more yare, superlative most yare)

  1. (archaic) Yarely.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene i[2]:
      Hey, my hearts! Cheerly, cheerly, my hearts! Yare, yare! Take in the topsail. Tend to th'Master's whistle. []

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yare

  1. Rōmaji transcription of やれ

Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

yare c (plural yares)

  1. year

Tocharian B[edit]

Noun[edit]

yare

  1. gravel