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1. Any of several vetches native to Europe.
2. Any of several weedy plants that grow in grain fields.
3. tares An unwelcome or objectionable element.
1. The weight of a container or wrapper that is deducted from the gross weight to obtain net weight.
2. A deduction from gross weight made to allow for the weight of a container.
3. Chemistry A counterbalance, especially an empty vessel used to counterbalance the weight of a similar container.
tr.v. tared, tar·ing, tares
To determine or indicate the tare of, especially to weigh in order to find out the tare.
[Middle English, from Old French, ultimately from Arabic ṭarḥ, rejection, subtraction, from ṭaraḥa, to throw away; see ṭrḥ in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
1. (Plants) any of various vetch plants, such as Vicia hirsuta (hairy tare) of Eurasia and N Africa
2. (Plants) the seed of any of these plants
3. (Bible) Bible a troublesome weed, thought to be the darnel
[C14: of unknown origin]
1. (Commerce) the weight of the wrapping or container in which goods are packed
2. (Commerce) a deduction from gross weight to compensate for this
3. (Commerce) the weight of a vehicle without its cargo, passengers, etc
4. (Commerce) an empty container used as a counterbalance in determining net weight
(Commerce) (tr) to weigh (a package, etc) in order to calculate the amount of tare
[C15: from Old French: waste, from Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic tarhah something discarded, from taraha to reject]
1. any of various vetches, esp. Vicia sativa.
2. (in the Bible) a noxious weed.
[1300–50; Middle English: vetch; akin to Middle Dutch tarwe wheat]
n., v. tared, tar•ing. n.
1. the weight of the wrapping or receptacle containing goods.
2. a deduction from the gross weight to allow for this.
3. the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.v.t.
4. to ascertain or allow for the tare of.
[1480–90; < Middle French « Arabic ṭarḥah what one discards, derivative of ṭaraḥa to discard]
pt. and pp. of tear 2.
Past participle: tared
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|Noun||1.||tare - an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods|
|2.||tare - any of several weedy vetches grown for forage|
vetch - any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants
|3.||tare - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous|
|4.||tare - the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo|
weight - the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
|5.||tare - (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals|
chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements