tare
Pronunciation
  • (Australia) IPA: /teː/, /teə/
  • (British) IPA: /tɛː/, /tɛə/
  • (America) IPA: /tɛɚ/
Noun

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, metaphorically) 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.
Noun

tare (plural tares)

  1. The empty weight of a container; the tare weight or unladen weight.
Translations Verb

tare (tares, present participle taring; past and past participle tared)

  1. (chiefly, business and legal) To take into account the weight of the container, wrapping etc. in weight#Verb|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.
Synonyms
  • (to set a zero value) zero
Translations Translations Verb
  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of tear
Noun

tare (uncountable)

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



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