• IPA: /jɛə(ɹ)/

yare (comparative yarer, superlative yarest)

  1. (archaic) Ready; prepared.
  2. (UK dialectal) Ready, alert, prepared, prompt.
    • circa 1601 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III scene iv:
      […] Dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skillful and deadly.
  3. Eager, keen, lively, handy; agile, nimble.
  4. (nautical, of a ship) Easily manageable and answering readily to the helm; yar.
    • The lesser [ship] will come and go, leave or take, and is yare; whereas the greater is slow.
  • Russian: гото́вый


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

  • IPA: /jɛə(ɹ)/
Proper noun
  1. A river in Norfolk, England, which flows into the North Sea at Great Yarmouth.

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