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Meaning of TARE

Pronunciation:  tehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  counterweight consisting of an empty container that is used as a counterbalance to obtain net weight
  2. [n]  weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  3. [n]  any of several weedy vetches grown for forage

TARE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, Lolium temulentum
 See Also: balance, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer, genus Vicia, hairy tare, hairy vetch, rye grass, ryegrass, vetch, Vicia, Vicia villosa



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tare\, obs. imp. of {Tear}.
  2. \Tare\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. tare brisk, eager, OE. tarefitch
    the wild vetch.]
    1. A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged
       by modern naturalists to be the {Lolium temulentum}, or
             Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From
             whence then hath it tares?            --Matt. xiii.
             The ``darnel'' is said to be the tares of Scripture,
             and is the only deleterious species belonging to the
             whole order.                          --Baird.
    2. (Bot.) A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous
       herbs of the genus {Vicia}; especially, the {V. sativa},
       sometimes grown for fodder.
  3. \Tare\, n. [F. tare; cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. tara; all fr.
    Ar. tarah thrown away, removed, fr. taraha to reject,
    remove.] (Com.)
    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.
  4. \Tare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).